Nuad Boran or Thai Massage is based on the principles devloped by a Ayurvedic doctor named Jivaka Kumar Bhacca, who was Budda's personal physician. The techniques and knowledge was handed down through an oral tradition. In 1832, King Rama III recognized that healing knowledge was being lost, and had all remaining knowledge collected in Wat Pho, Bangkok. Even today, many of the original etchings can still be found here when exploring this temple. Massages are still offered on the temple grounds today as well as one of the most renowned centers for learning Thai Massage.
The traditional techniques can still be experienced in a Thai Yoga Massage. The benefits can be future enhanced through the addition of a warmed Thai Herbal Ball, which contain a traditional blend of fresh and dried herbs renowned for their healing and rejuvenating properties. Other forms of Thai Massage can focus on the feet or face.
Both rejuvenating and invigorating, a Thai Massage will help to relieve stress and help maintain a general balance of well being.