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The origins of Thai massage dates back more than 2500 years. It is in India, under the aegis of Jivaka Kumarbhaccha, yogi and renowned physician in the tradition of Ayurveda that has developed this art, which is a component of traditional Thai medicine. His biography is transmitted through the Indian versions Thai, Tibetan, and Chinese. The legend about him the same described as an enlightened being who was born with a needle case acupuncture and have taken the origin of any pathology. Dr. Shivago treatments, as it is also called, were known and sought after, causing to treat the kings and princes of his time, as well as another famous person, the Buddha. Today, Thailand is a testimony to great respect and even worship that which considered the father of Thai medicine and days in massage schools always begin with prayer to Dr. Shivago followed by a period of meditation. Sangha, ie the community of Buddhist monks and nuns, had also uses the care of the doctor to heal his various ailments and allowed to continue its activities. Over the centuries, with the spread of Buddhism from India to Southeast Asia, this knowledge appreciated is transmitted among the monks from generation to generation, within the temple, which not only serve as spiritual centers but also in some cases, care centers for its people. The best known today for his research and for the practice of Thai massage temple is WAT PO (Phra Chetapon) located in Bangkok. Even today one can find on the walls of this temple carvings of 60 postures massage, or paths of power lines. Those who were saved were later engraved on the stone at the request of King Rama III, 1832.
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