Traditional Thai massage (nuad phaen boran in Thai language) is a unique and powerful healing art that combines physical, energetic, and spiritual healing techniques and concepts. It is the skilful combination of applying both broad and targeted acupressure, finding and dissolving blockages, stimulating energy lines (sen), opening and toning the body with yoga-like stretches, and allowing and encouraging the receiver to engage in a process of self healing, relaxation, and renewal.
In Thailand, massage belongs to one of the branches of traditional Thai medicine, and it incorporates Buddhist healing principles. Masterful Thai massage therapists facilitate and encourage healing in others through their sensitive touch, their application of metta (loving-kindness), and the atmosphere of safety, trust and confidence that they establish and maintain in their practice. Thai massage, at its essence, is a spiritual healing art, not simply a physical therapy.
This web site is offered as a source of reference for traditional Thai massage and Thai healing arts, and also to provide general information about my work as Thai massage therapist, teacher and author.