Nuad Phaen Thai, as it is called in Thailand, translates directly to Ancient Massage, or Traditional Massage. You may also hear it being referred to as Thai Yoga Massage.
This type of massage has been practiced in Thailand for thousands of years as a method of healing. Traditional Thai massage is based on the belief that all life force spirals around special pathways, or prana pathways, in the body. There are 72 000 invisible energy lines, which make up the energy body. Any blockage along these lines can cause disease (dis-ease) on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.
Thai massage is very relaxing Thai massage focuses on 10 important lines, called sen sip. By releasing any blocked energy along the sen lines, prana can flow freely, thereby restoring balance, health and harmony in the body.