Thai Yoga Massage

Metta Karuna Mudita Uppeka
A spiritual practice with a meditative attitude.

In essence Thai Yoga Massage can be regarded as a spiritual practice with solid roots in Buddhism. Until the 20th century Thai Yoga Massage, also known as Nuad Boraen or Traditional Thai Massage, was practised by monks and nuns in Thai Buddhist temples. The origins of Thai Yoga Massage date back to the 3rd century B.C. with Dr Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha as its revered founder, a doctor from northern India who was a contempory of Buddha and personal physician to the Magadha King Bimbisara.

For both the giver and receiver, Thai Yoga Massage is a sacred dance. The treatment engages a state of meditation where deep stretches inspired by yoga asanas are rhythmically applied along with pressure on sen lines, the energy meridians of the body. Healing occurs in a state of attentiveness, equanimity, compassion and shared happiness, where tensions are released and the free flow of energy resumes. The numerous benefits include improved posture, joint mobility, circulation, detoxification, toning of the internal organs, a sense of freedom and inner peace.