Where Thai massage comes from
Traditional Thai massage has a very long history of well over 2,500 years.
It originated as a distillation of Indian Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese healing arts into a yoga-based method based on lines, points and remedies.
Traditional Thai massage systems of Ayurvedic medicine owes much of its early systematization, preservation, and subsequent propagation to ascetic Buddhists and their monastic institution.
Throughout the ages, the practitioners of this medicine were Theravada Buddhist monks, practicing their healing at the monasteries.