It is understandable that you just can't get
enough of Koh Samui's great adventures that you have to be out day and
night. But sometimes, you needed to give your body a time off.
And, taking time off could mean a lot of things, sun bathing, sleeping or a
lazy get-together. But if you needed perking up because you are raring for
more excitement, you'd better have to go to get Thai massage.
There are many Thai massages, located in the cities around the island and in
hotels. They offer you a clean room with air-conditioner and experienced
masseurs. Meanwhile, if you are just too tired to go out of your place, they
can also come and visit you.
If you stay at the beach just wait a bit and for sure some massage lady will
walk pass to offer you her services or just look for the open salas in front
of the hotels where they are waiting to serve you.
Let's go to relaxing. Thai massage could really help you a lot.
About traditional Thai massage
Massage has a long history of therapeutic healing in Thailand. It has been practiced
for centuries as it sill is to day.
The roots of Thai Massage are traced back to India. The fonder of the
practice was Jivaka Komarabhacca, a doctor friend, and contemporary of
Buddha, some time about 2,500 years ago.
Much of what is know in Thailand about massage and traditional Massage was handed down orally and thought from one generation
to the next, and teacher to student and often, parent to child.
Most of the ancient medical texts were destroyed in 1776, with the
destruction of Ayutthaya by the Burmese. What was left was literally carved
in stone in 1832, when king Rama 3, in hopes of preserving the tradition of
massage, had stone inscription set into the walls at the temple in Bangkok,
called Wat Poh.
Therapeutic massage for treatment of specific conditions and diseases is also practiced
, by only a small number of very skilled people. It takes several years of
study and a good working knowledge of the language.
The Chinese and Indians are thought to have had an influence in the
therapies and treatments developed in Thailand.
The theoretical basis of Thai Massage lies in the theory of energy lines
running through the body. Out of the 72,000 energy lines said to be in
existence, the focus is on the 10 major lines, called "Sen"
Important acupressure points are found on these lines. Treatments for the
whole body, different organs and diseases are often done using the System of
the Ten Sen.
Working on these energy lines will help to remove any blockages and allow
free flow of energy through the body.