What is Thai Massage - Nuad Thai – นวดแผนโบราณ

Thai massage is one of the oldest massage techniques in existence today. Dating back 2,500 years, Thai massage is said to have been developed by Buddhist monks right at the time when Gautama Buddha himself was still alive. These monks handed what they knew to their students, who then passed the knowledge further to their own students, until it spread throughout the east.

Traditional Thai massage is called Nuad Phaen Boran – from the Thai language which means "ancient massage." It has been practiced in royal palaces in ancient times and was available only to Royal family and courtiers. Later this massage was used in monasteries in Thailand as a treatment method that helped balance the body, mind and emotions. In the monasteries, the monks themselves grew the therapeutic herbs. The first mention of the massage techniques with therapeutic herb