It is called Nuad Bo Rarn, but we all know it as Thai massage, the ancient therapeutic technique developed by Jivaka Kumar Bhacca, traveling companion of the Buddha, which carries in itself influences both of Ayurveda (assumption by the patient of positions very similar to those used in yoga ) and traditional Chinese medicine (the meridians treated are the same and the principles of reflex and energy balance are similar despite the existence of substantial differences in manual work and in the modalities of intervention). At its base is the principle of the awakening of the meridians that, source and transmission of energy, vigorously stimulated facilitate the proper functioning of the organs and allow to acquire greater awareness of the body.
Originally transmitted with religious teaching and practiced in the sacred enclosures of Buddhist temples by monks who were also custodians of the medical knowledge of the time, the Nuad Bo Rarn also becomes an expression of the deep link between sacred teaching, the practice of meditation and a full gesture, inspired by the profound knowledge of the human being in its totality and by inner calm, fundamental principles to allow the maximum interpenetration between body and energy of the assisted. With this ancient technique the physical and energetic bodies enter into a relationship generating a silent dance marked by an internal rhythm that allows the latent energies to be released. Precisely for this reason the Nuad Bo Rarn requires continuous work on the body, on the state of concentration and on the recovery of inner calm.
Where Nuad Bo Rarn is practiced?
It can only be Thailand, the cradle of culture and history, the place of choice for this therapeutic technique that not only gives relaxation and lightness, but also well-being, of body and spirit. Voice of the soul and sound of the heart, the Thai Eden is an oasis of regeneration where traditional medicine marries Buddhist meditation practices and some ancestral practices giving way to long journeys in pleasure entrusted to the hands of those who made the Nuad Bo Rarn a massage ‘art. Art that is also learned in the West, in countries where Ayurveda, Wai-Thai and Thai massages are part of the vocabulary of personal well being.