The Kingdom of Thailand is well known for being one of the most pleasant and delightful countries in the world for holidaymakers. The gracious, soft-spoken people always seem to have a smile on their faces, and the incredible combination of lush natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant city life means there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Among the most popular attractions Thailand has to offer are the luxurious spa treatments that combine aromatherapy with expert traditional Thai massage. For one of the best places to enjoy this incredibly relaxing experience in Bangkok, just check into, their Spa Bhirom is a little touch of heaven in this urban oasis.

So, how did this amazing tradition begin? Around 2500 years ago the legendary Doctor Shivago Komarpaj, who was believed to have been the personal physician of the Buddha himself, came to Thailand to work with the Magadha King Bimbasara and a group of Buddhist nuns and monks called the Sangha. Doctor Komarpaj combined ancient medicinal theories from all across Asia with native Thai techniques to create what has now become Traditional Thai Medicine.

Thai Massage is one of the four branches of this medicinal tradition, a revered healing technique that involves deep massage and stretching that provides not only relaxation, but also restores healthy blood circulation, as well as treating a variety of ailments like weak and dysfunctional organs, energy blockages, reduced flexibility, nerve problems, aches and pains, postural alignments, paralysis, and of course, stress and tension!

The art of Thai massage differs from traditional European style massage by its attention to the power of the body’s energy line system, which are called Sen lines. The theory is that there are seventy-two thousand Sen energy lines that trace the physical body’s frame. These Sen lines correspond with ancient Indian Ayurvedic medicine practices as well as those used by Chinese acupuncture.

A Thai massage session typically lasts around two, or sometimes more, hours with the goal of stretching and healing the lucky recipient’s entire body. The massage may include the pulling of toes, fingers and ears, some people are sensitive to such manipulations, and can simply ask the masseuse to refrain, their goal is to make you feel good, and the massage is very much a therapeutic procedure!

Thai Massage is ideal for everyone because sessions are customized for each individual with their body type and age taken into consideration.