The Legendary Thai Massage and its History

Ancient texts carved in stone plates still visible today in the Watpo Temple in Bangkok. Thai Massage was passed down as an oral tradition as a form of teaching.

Thai Massage history

In view of the Thai Massage history. The founder of Thai massage and medicine is said to have been Shivago Komarpaj (ชีวกโกมารภัจจ์ Jīvaka Komarabhācca). Although, it is said in the Pāli Buddhist canon that he has been the Buddha’s physician over 2,500 years ago. Ancient documents note his extraordinary medical skills, for instance. His knowledge of herbal medicine, and for having treated important people of his day. Must remembered, including the Buddha himself.

In fact, history more complex than this legend of a single founder would suggest. Knowledge Traveled to Thailand with the spread of Buddhism. Due to Jivaka’s creation of a relationship between medicine and monks. 

In short, Thai massage is a combination of influences. Indian, Chinese, Tibetan, Southeast Asian cultural spheres, and traditions of medicine, for instance.

In addition, Thai Massage practiced today is likely to be the product of a 19th-century. Important to realize, it is a synthesis of various healing traditions from all over the kingdom. Even today, there is considerable variation of from region to region across Thailand, for instance.

Ancient Text

Ancient text is written down or carved on stone plates. These stone plates can still be seen in Wat Po temple. You can find them close to the big golden Buddha within the walls of Wat Po .

Ayutthaya was once Thailands capital and the Burmese over-ran Thailand or Siam, at that time, in 1776 and was destroyed. King Rama the 3rd preserved these stone plates in 1832. Also most of Nuad Bo-Rarn Thai Massage was largely destroyed or lost.

The oral tradition

Legendary Thai Massage was passed down as an oral tradition. That is largely taught today.

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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 100 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 Austria, Cuba, Morocco, Greece, Bali and Thailand.

Schauer Thai Massage School uses the VAK teaching method.

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

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