Thai Traditional Massage Culture

The Traditional behind Thai Spa

   "Komparaj," a friend and physician to the Buddha some 2,500 years ago is credited as the founder of Thai massage. This peculiar massage technique was passed from generation to generation through word of mouth. Medical texts mentioning detailed descriptions of Thai massage were recorded in Pali language on palm leaves. These writings became hallowed as religious texts and were kept in the ancient capital of Ayutthaya. In 1767, Burmese invaders laid waste to the ancient city and many of these historical texts were demolished. In 1832, King Rama III ensured that all surviving texts be preserved by having them carved in stone as descriptive epigraphs in a temple in Bangkok now popularly known as Wat Pho. There are 60 carved epigraphs all in all, 30 showing the front of the body and 30 showing the back. On these figures, therapy points are shown along the different energy lines referred to as Sen in Thai. These lines form the basic principle of Thai full story Origin of Thai Massage

   Wat Pho, founded in 16th Century, became the school for traditional Thai massage and herbal practices pursued by King Rama III. He issued edicts that the work of its practitioners be "carved in stone, inscribed on pieces of slate and then framed on the cloisters around the pagoda in case they are irrevocably lost over time". The carvings can still be viewed today at Wat Pho.


Thai Herbal Wonder

    Based on this age old practice, we gathered a host of ingredients like lemongrass, ginger, plai, sweet basil, turmeric, citronella and many others from Thailand and other best sources in Asia. Our unique blends are safe, affordable and of high quality, produced with exacting quality control to ensure efficiency in its use in any of our spa treatments.


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