The founder of Thai massage
Tradition says that Thai massage was started by Shivago Komarpaj and Jivaka K. but in fact it is a combination of Chinese ans southeast Asian cultures and medical traditons. This art, as it is practiced in present time, probably is the result of a combination of healing traditions from all over the Siamese kingdom.
The benefits of Thai massage
Many people believe that Thai massage gives the following benefits:
Stress relief, relaxation, improves blood flow, increases energy and flexibility, improves movement range, concentrates mind and body.
In Thai massage no oil is applied, therefore one may remain dressed. The duration of a typical thai massage is between 60 minutes to 2 hours. It is not advisable to eat a heavy meal before the massage and try to arrive 5 minutes prior to the massage in order to rest and relay before.