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Thai Foot massage

Thai Foot Massage is a massage of the hands, legs and feet that originated in Thailand about 2000 years ago
It is a part of traditional Thai massage and has elements of Shiatsu, Chinese massage and Yoga incorporated into the massage itself. It is still taught by Buddhist monks in the temples of Thailand

When Buddhism began to spread to other parts of Asia, medical institutions and practices of the monastery went along as integral parts of the religious system. When Buddhism reached Thailand in the 3rd or 2nd century BC, temples were built with adjacent dispensaries and medical schools

Massage and other healing arts were taught and applied in the monasteries and within the family. In families it has been mainly an oral tradition (as most people could not read) handed down from teacher to student.

It is easily understandable that compassionate monks and nuns would integrate any beneficial medical system to the one brought from India. It is also easy to understand that influence from China and other surrounding countries may have played a significant role in enriching the existing medical system When one is sick or unwell no helpful method should be disregarded. If it truly helps, their it is to be considered a good thing.

As to where and when Ancient Massage originated precisely, it is difficult to ascertain for sure A long time has passed and many historical evidences have disappeared.
One thing for sure, all of this is the fruit of people striving to alleviate suffering and make others truly comfortable

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