The Thai word Nuad is usually translated into English as "massage." Bo-rarn is translated as "ancient". So, Nuad Bo-Rarn means "ancient massage", or "ancient healing way". However, Thai massage is very different from the type of tissue manipulation which is usually associated with massage in the context of western practice.
It is a unique form of body therapy, dating back at least 2000 years, that incorporates Hatha Yoga and Acupressure. This particular form has been passed down from The Father of Massage ‘Dr. Shivago Komarpaj’, The Doctor of the Buddha.
Gentle rocking, deep stretching and compressions assist the restructuring of the musculo-skeletal framework. Benefits include release of stress and an increase in energy, an improvement to circulation, a strengthening of internal organs and relief from pain. Just as no two people respond to any stimulus in precisely the same way, people vary in their response to Thai Massage. A person who is relaxed, open to growth and new experiences will benefit the most. Someone who is more tense, rigid or fearful will still benefit, but to a lesser degree.
Physical benefits of Thai Massage:
Help detoxify the body and boost immune system
Increase blood circulation and lower blood pressure
Good for muscle relaxation and increase muscle flexibility
Improve posture and balance
Improves athletic performance
Help arthritis and back pain
Help tone the body and strengthen joints
Prevent illness and alleviate degenerative diseases
Slow the aging process
Mental benefits of Thai Massage:
Improve your outlook towards life
Help with mind and body concentration
Clear and calm your mind
Reduce and relieve stress and anxiety
Help people boost their inner energy levels
Increases health and vitality
Thai Massage can be particularly helpful in relieving:
Back pain and other conditions.