Deep traditions of Thai massage are part and parcel of history of Thailand (ancient name of Siam). Religious, philosophical and medical sciences of South-Eastern Asia strongly influenced the national culture of Thailand. Buddhism, which came from India and China, more than 2,5 thousand years ago defined ayurveda understanding of human body processes. Indian aesculapians used yoga knowledge. Japanese traditional medicine – acupuncture and point massage. Such a practice and combination of thai medicine and ayurveda, formed the basis of modern healing system.
formed the basis of modern healing system. Dounder of Thai massage is considered to be Jivaka Kumar Bhashi (is known as doctor Zhivago). As to the legend more that 2,5 thousand years ago, famous yoga, aesculapian at Indian king, he was the close friend of Buddha, expert of healing power of herbs and minerals. And today many thai people honored the name of Kumar Bhashi as “a father of aesculapians”. In his name they hold different ceremonies. Before massage most often they make mantra ceremony, addressed to the spirit of father-founder, asking him to grant harmony and health to the seeker.