Dr. Shivago Komarpaj: The legendary healer and father of Thai massage
Dr. Shivago Komarpaj is a legendary figure in the world of Thai massage and is often referred to as the “Father of Thai Massage”. He lived over 2,500 years ago and his influence on the development of Thai massage and the spread of the healing arts in Thailand is invaluable.
Originally, Dr. Shivago an Indian doctor and Ayurveda expert who traveled to Thailand to share his knowledge and skills. His arrival in Thailand marked the beginning of a unique fusion of Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese acupressure and Thai healing techniques, which ultimately led to the creation of Thai massage.
Dr. Shivago is often associated with the development of Nuad Bo-Rarn, the traditional Thai massage. He is revered as a saint in Thai popular belief and his teachings and techniques have been passed down from generation to generation.
Thai massage as we know it today bears the signature of Dr. Shivago Komarpaj. His deep understanding of the human body, its energy pathways and his healing methods have laid the foundations for this unique form of body work. Dr. Shivago’s legacy lives on in the hands of the countless Thai massage therapists who maintain and pass on his knowledge and methods.
In Thailand, Dr. Shivago is also often honored with the title “Jivaka Komarabhacca”, indicating his healing abilities and contribution to the health and well-being of the Thai people. Its history and legacy are inextricably linked to Thai massage, and its influence will long endure as more and more people around the world discover the healing benefits of this ancient practice.