Thai Traditional Massage
                     Royal Style
Thai Traditional Massage

Thai massage works with pressure points,
energy lines and stretching movements
which produce a highly therapeutic effect.
The massage is both energizing and
relaxing as it increases body flexibility and
releases body tension on all levels.

The massage is done in a
meditative and
concentrated state of mind. There is a
Buddhist chant that is recited prior to
beginning each massage as well as at the
end of each massage. The chant allows the
Masseur to summon the personal energy

and focus to concentrate on the health of the
individual client.
Who Can Get a Thai Massage?

Due to the energetic nature of the Thai
Massage, there are a few conditions
where the massage is not appropriate.
Clients with a fever, diabetes (with
insulin), early stages of cancer, HIV, very
high blood pressure and other general
injuries (i.e. recent surgery, broken bones,
inflammation) should not receive a Thai
Massage. Pregnant and menstruating
women should also avoid Thai Massage.

The massage recipient changes into
loose, comfortable clothes and lies on a
mat or firm mattress on the floor. The
receiver is put into many yoga-like
positions during the course of the
massage. A full Thai Massage session
typically lasts two hours and includes
rhythmic pressing and stretching of the
entire body.
History of Thai Massage

The founder of Thai massage and
medicine was Shivago Komarpaj, who
according to the Pāli Buddhist Canon was
the Buddha's physician over 2500 years
ago. The original precepts of Thai
Massage were recorded in early Buddhist
texts. The first practitioners were Buddhist
monks in northern India in the 1st and 2nd
centuries B.C. Prior to modern times in
Thailand, the Buddhist temples served as
the predominant centers of Thai Massage
education and practice. These sacred
origins have helped to preserve and
protect this healing modality.

Thai Traditional Massage has its roots in
ancient Indian Ayurvedic medicine. The
influence of yoga is also present in the
body positions and the stretching
movements. These are largely the same
roots from which Chinese medicine also
emerged and one can see similarities in
the acupressure points and wind gates,  
the sen lines and meridians. While there
are some superficial similarities to
Chinese and Indian medicine, the Thai
system is markedly different as the Thai
energy lines are unconnected from the
internal organs.
   About Wakeshi

Wakeshi, member of the International
Network of Esoteric Healers, has been
studying and facilitating Esoteric
Healings since 1998. Wakeshi  
successfully completed the Thai
Traditional Medicine Society's Thai
Massage and Thai Foot Reflexology
Courses in 2005 and has started a
practice for thai massage, foot
reflexology and Esoteric Healing.

As a 500-hour certified yoga instructor,
Wakeshi taught vinyasa, power and slow
flow styles at Hilltop Yoga in Lansing, MI
and the Center for Yoga in East Lansing,
MI.

Wakeshi has lectured on and faciitated
Esoteric healings in Hawaii, Austria,
Switzerland, Germany, Thailand and the
USA. Wakeshi also has two degrees in
Natural Science and is working on a
Masters in Holistic Nutrition until the
college closed.