What is Thai Bodywork?

Traditional Thai massage or Thai Bodywork (nuad phaen boran in Thai language) is a unique and powerful healing art that applies physical, energetic, and spiritual healing techniques and concepts.

Taking application of both broad and targeted acupressure allows our therapist's to find and dissolve energy blocks, stimulate energy lines (sen), opening and toning the body with yoga-like stretches, and allowing and encouraging the receiver to engage in a process of self healing, relaxation, and renewal.

In Thailand, massage belongs to one of the branches of traditional Thai medicine, and it incorporates Buddhist healing principles. Masterful Thai massage therapists facilitate and encourage healing in others through their sensitive touch, their application of metta (loving-kindness), and the atmosphere of safety, trust and confidence that they establish and maintain in their practice. Thai massage, at its essence, is a spiritual healing art, not simply a physical therapy.

Our masseuse have been taught using Thai Massage Technique that has been practiced and are fully train to offer you our very best. With years of experience and training we will make you feel at home. Relax, and enjoy the atmosphere.
Both male and female masseuse are available on request to best suit your comfort level.

Origin and evolution of traditional Thai massage

The healing art known as Nuad Boran (ancient massage) began to evolve well over two thousand years ago in present day Thailand. What is today called Thai Massage or Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing system combining acupressure and energy balancing techniques, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures. The founding father of Thai massage is an Ayurvedic doctor named Jivaka Kumar Bhacca, who is revered to this day throughout Thailand as the Father of Medicine. Born in India during the time of the Buddha, he is mentioned in a variety of ancient documents for his extraordinary medical skills, for his knowledge of herbal medicine, and for having treated important people of his day, including the Buddha himself.Among the common people, traditions were passed down orally, but the royal court probably kept ancient reference texts on the subject of traditional Thai medicine. Sadly, most of these were lost when Burmese invaders destroyed the old capital of Ayutthaya in 1767. The remaining fragments, however, were commissioned to be re-drawn as stone etchings by King Rama III in 1832, and today, over sixty such epigraphs displaying treatment points, herbal remedies and energy lines are on public display at the famous Wat Po temple complex in Bangkok.

The theoretical basis for traditional Thai healing is rooted in the belief that all forms of life are sustained by a vital force (lom) that is carried along invisible pathways (sen) that run through our bodies. This force is extracted from air, water and food, and it is believed that disease and dysfunction come about when blockages occur along these pathways. Accordingly, Thai Massage’s intent is to free this trapped energy, stimulate the natural flow of life-force, and maintain a general balance of wellness.

Through assisted yoga, the body is able to be moved in ways that are difficult to attain through normal exercise and individual practice. Relaxed, deep breathing helps to bring about proper balance and a peaceful state of mind. The practice of Thai Massage is also a spiritual discipline since it incorporates the Buddhist principles of mindfulness (breath awareness) and loving kindness (focused compassion). The benefits of all these techniques, when shared by practitioner and client, help to bring the treatment session to a focused and profound level. The result of a full-body Thai session is often an exciting and powerful mind/body experience, bringing both the recipient and the practitioner to greater states of physical and mental well-being.

Over the past fifteen years, traditional Thai massage has begun to spread outside of Thailand and into the West. In many cases it has been represented based on Thai tradition, with intention and techniques befitting traditional Thai healing. In other cases, and especially in recent years, it has been hybridized and fused with other types of therapies, primarily from the West. While there is value in adapting traditional techniques to modern therapies in order to gain wider recognition, the strength of Thai massage lies in its timed-honored history and evolution. Performed within traditional Thai parameters, a properly-administered Thai massage session can be a powerful tool for personal, physical and spiritual maintenance and transformation.

Health benefits of Thai Bodywork

  • Thai massage or Thai Bodywork has many health benefits, from lowering stress to relieving muscular tension. It can even increase energy.
  •  Lowers stress Thai massage is more effective at reducing stress in healthy people than simply resting.Thai massage is more effective at reducing stress in healthy people than simply resting by Thai massage uses gentle pressure and stretching techniques to relax the body. 
  • Too much stress can negatively affect mental and physical health. Chronic, or long-lasting, stress can lead to serious illnesses, including depression and cardiovascular disease.
  • Boosts energy Thai massage can increase people's physical energy levels. Tight muscles cause blockages within different Sen(based on the notion of energy lines). These blockages reduce the flow of life energy, which results in stiffness, pain, and illness. Thai massage uses different techniques that either open or constrict different Sen to correct the flow of life energy.
  • Relieves headaches Thai massage is an effective treatment for people who have chronic tension headaches.
  • Stimulates circulation Thai massage can promote the circulation of both blood and lymph through the use of gentle stretches. These yoga-like stretches increase blood circulation, which fills the body's tissues with oxygen. This helps promote cell growth and heart health.
  • Improves range of motion Thai massage incorporates yoga-like stretches to reduce stress and improve circulation. The gradual, gentle stretching will enhance the person's flexibility over time, allowing a greater range of motion and also improve the circulation of the fluid in the joints, or synovial fluid, which reduces friction between the joints. This can improve joint mobility and range of motion.

​How often to get Thai Bodywork

After a Thai Bodywork, a person may feel very relaxed. However, they need to keep in mind that their muscles have been worked, stretched, and prodded. After a Thai massage, a person should rest and drink plenty of water.

There are no guidelines for how often a person should get a Thai massage. People should try to incorporate daily maintenance routines that involve stretching and relaxation techniques. This will help them remain flexible for a long time after their massage.

People should also listen to their bodies. If someone experiences lasting pain or discomfort in one area of their body, they should see their healthcare provider, as this could indicate an underlying health condition.

If someone wishes to focus on a specific area of their body, they can choose to work with a massage therapist to schedule regular sessions until they are satisfied with the results. At that point, they can consider spacing out their appointments and focusing on maintaining the results.

Please, describe to your therapist the problems you’d like them to address during your session. Some deeper problems may take a series of sessions to achieve the desired results.