Thai massage, Thai Traditional Massage or Thai Yoga Massage is a combination of acupressure, trigger points and yoga-like stretching techniques that employs the use of the therapist’s fingers, thumbs, elbows, arms and feet on the body’s muscles, pressure points and energy lines (Sen) to clear energy blockages and balance the body’s energy.
The theoretical foundation of Thai massage is based on the concept of invisible energy lines running through the body called “Energy-Based Healing System”. The system consists of the following:
Energy Lines (Meridians/Sen)
- A pattern of invisible pathways along which life energy travels throughout the body.
- There are total of 72,000 life energy lines throughout the body, but there are only ten major lines which we call Sen Sib Theory.
Energy Points (Meridian Points)
- The energy points are similar to Chinese acupressure points and located along the energy lines throughout the body.
Wind Gates (Chakras)
- Acupressure points that are located on aorta; Pressing on these points will open up their corresponding meridians/Sen and allow energy to flow more freely.