Thai Oil Massage is a variant of traditional Thai Massage rooting from ancient Ayurvedic principles in the fifth Century BC, during the time of Buddha. Dr Jivaka, Buddha’s Physician, is thought to have bought Thai Massage to Thailand from Nepal.
Thai Massage uses firm pressure and deep rhythmic movements along meridian/energy lines of the body. This treatment aims to unblock, balance and restore the body’s natural flow of Prana/Qi/Chi/Energy and so maintain equilibrium in all organs and systems within the body thus preventing poor health and disease, enabling the body to heal itself and work efficiently.
As its name suggests, Thai Oil Massage, utilises the properties of specific oils to allow the therapist to glide over the skin with firm pressure while also being able to work on specific areas as and when necessary.
A mix of stretching, firm pressure, rhythmic massage and rolling techniques are used over the whole body.
This treatment is perfect for anyone who is particularly stressed, needs invigorating and balancing, or those who just appreciate a treatment using firmer pressure or something a little different to the norm!
This treatment can be very powerful with the following benefits:
- Improved flexibility in muscles and joints,
- Eased muscle pain,
- Deep tissue relaxation,
- Stress relief – calmed nervous system,
- Boosted immune system,
- Increased energy levels – preventing illness,
- Great feeling of wellbeing,
- Strengthened organs and bodily systems,
Ancient texts show that between 1782-1809 King Rama of Bangkok introduced measures to improve the health of his citizens utilising natural practices, and the old temple Wat Po was converted into a teaching venue for Thai Massage. Traditional Doctors practiced four branches of Thai medicine; Herbal Medicine, Midwifery, Acupuncture and Therapeutic Massage and so, unlike most other types of massage, Thai Massage was originally devised for therapeutic purposes and not pleasure. A highly effective, enjoyable and beneficial treatment.