Origin of Thai Massage
Ancient Massage, or Thai Massage as it is commonly called today, is one of the world’s oldest healing institutions. It began in India and found its roots in medicine as part of an ascetically based religious movement, a portion of which became know as Buddhism.
As Buddhism spread out from India, this healing medicine spread with it. Early in its history it found its way to Southeast Asia and eventually to Thailand. For centuries, Thai monks performed the art of massage as one element of Thai medicine. The Thai people saw illness as an imbalance between the Body, the Mind, and the Spirit and often would seek help at the local temple and the rest, as we say, is history….