Thai Massage Benefits: What is Thai Massage or Nuad Bo-Rarn?

The massage generally follows designated lines ("sen") in the body. The legs and feet of the giver can be used to position the body or limbs of the recipient.

Thai Massage Benefits

The massage stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain relievers, through touch. There are roughly 5 million touch receptors in our skin, 3,000 with the fingertip alone.

Pressure on the feet and legs is sedating, sometimes includes hypnotic or altered states of consciousness. Thai massage is an effective method of calming the nervous system. 

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The Practice

Also, traditional kind of Thai massage in the west usually uses no oils or lotions. Also balms or some kind of oils are actually normal practice in Thailand for different purposes. The recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the giver and the receiver. But rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked, for instance.

However, the recipient wears loose, comfortable clothing and lies on a mat or firm mattress on the floor. In Thailand, a dozen or so persons may be receiving massage simultaneously in one large room. The true ancient style of the massage requires that the massage be performed solo with just the giver and receiver.

The Massage

In other words, the receiver will be positioned in a variety of yoga-like positions. During the course of the massage, it is also combined with deep static and rhythmic pressures.

Above all, the massage generally follows designated lines (“sen”) in the body. The legs and feet of the giver can be used to position the body or limbs of the recipient. In other positions, hands fix the body, while the feet do the massaging. Above all, a full Thai massage session may last two hours and includes rhythmic pressing and stretching of the entire body

This may include pulling fingers, toes, ears, cracking knuckles. Also, walking on the recipient’s back, and moving the recipient’s body into many different positions. There are a standard procedure and rhythm to the massage, which the giver will adjust to fit the receiver, for instance.

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Guenther Schauer

Günther studied at WatPo, Bangkok. General Thai massage, advanced Thai massage therapy, massage for health and aromatherapy, 150 hours. His teacher training took place at one of the most renowned Thai Massage Schools (ITM) in Chiang Mai / Thailand. In short, it took almost 400 hours. In addition, another 40 hours were added. Günther has practiced traditional Thai massage since 1995 as well as he received numerous Thai Massages while living in Thailand.

About Schauer Thai Massage School

Schauer Thai Massage School is available to teach worldwide Thai Massage Certified Courses as well as offers Retreats in Cuba, Greece, Morocco, Bali and Thailand.

Schauer Thai Massage School uses the VAK teaching method.

In other words, visual, auditory kinaesthetic methods and one-to-one demonstration methods. 

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