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Thai massage

Nez Charles

What?
Type of massage involving stretching and deep
tissue massaging techniques
In Thailand, it is called naut phaen boran
which means the ancient-manner massage
Performed on the floor with client wearing
comfortable clothing for movement
No oils are used during the massage
Combination of yoga stretching, calmness of
meditation, with acupressure, and reflexology

How Did It Start?


The Ancient Traditional Thai Massage began around
2500 years ago
It was a unique bodywork incorporating Hatha Yoga,
acupressure, and reflexology
Acupressure is an ancient Chinese healing method that
involves applying pressure to certain meridian points on the
body to relieve pain. Acupuncture and Acupressure use the
same points, but acupuncture uses needles, while Acupressure
uses the gentle but firm pressure of hands.

Developed by people who used massage not only as a


therapeutic method of healing to treat illnesses, but to
maintain health and well-being.

Energy Lines
Massage therapist are taught to use the sen energy lines.
The invisible energy lines are perceived to circulate throughout
the body to maintain health and vitality.
72,000 lines.
Thais believe 10 main lines that are sufficient to treat the whole
body and its internal organs. - This is a non-religious or spiritual
perspective and practice. - When this energy flow is blocked or
restricted, it creates sickness or disease. To clear these
blockages, Thai massage combines the application of pressure
with manipulation, adjustment and muscle stretching in a fullbody works, which improves overall health and well-being.
Thai massage differs from traditional massage by its use of body's energy line system, known as Sen lines.
There is a basic theory that there are seventy-two thousand Sen lines that are also called energy lines that line
the frame of the physical body. The sen lines corresponds with the Chinese acupuncture medications and the
ancient medicine practice from Indian Ayurvedic.

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Physical Benefits
Detoxifies the body and boosts the immune system
Increases blood circulation
Lowers blood pressure
Increase in muscle flexibility
Improvement of breath
Correction of body alignment
Ease back pain and strengthen joints

Mental Benefits
Reduces stress and relieves anxiety
Restores energy through the sen energy lines at
the body through harmonizing and energizing
Leads to an improved emotional balance
Improves concentration and creativity
Calms mind
Gain mental clarity

Psychological Benefits
Boost inner energy levels
Develops discipline with self contol
Increase vitality
Raises stamina and energy level
Builds internal power

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