Traditional Thai Massage

History, methods and benefits


Sanity Thai Massage Los Gatos is proud to honor the 2,500 year history of Traditional Thai massage and offer its numerous benefits to our clients. Traditional Thai Massage originated as a distillation of Indian Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese healing arts and evolved into a yoga-based massage method based on lines, points, and remedies. Incorporating yoga-style stretching seeks to eliminate blockages to the flow of energy throughout the body and mind.


They say the founder of Thai massage and medicine was Shivago Kamarupan, who according to the Pāli Buddhist canon was the Buddha’s personal physician. 

                                Traditional Thai Massage seeks to balance the recipient’s body, mind and spirit.

It is a deep, full-body treatment applying pressure on the “sen lines”, and stimulating pressure points to open the body’s energy pathways, allowing healing energy to flow freely, thus promoting the body to heal itself.


Thai massage works similarly to practicing yoga poses. As participants hold a pose, blood slows to targeted areas. When the yogi releases the pose, fresh circulation rushes back into the area. 

The physical benefits of Traditional Thai Massage include:
• Helps detoxification of the body, lymphatic drainage and boosts immune system
• Increases blood circulation, lowers blood pressure and breathing
• Good for muscle relaxation, increases flexibility in your muscles, increases mobility
• Improves posture, balance, corrects body alignments and dissolves energy blockages
• Improves athletic performance
• Helps arthritis and back pain
• Helps tone the body, strengthen joints and fight diseases, including chronic joint problems


The mental and emotional benefits include:
• Improves emotional balance
• Helps concentration and creativity/ Mind and body concentration
• Clears and calms your mind
• Helps you gain mental clarity
• Reduces and relieves stress and anxiety
• Helps boost energy and stamina
• Develops self-awareness
• Improves overall health and vitality


     With all these benefits, it is not surprising that long-time fans of other types of massage are immediate converts to Traditional Thai Massage after receiving their first one! At Sanity Thai Spa we have seen the benefits our clients receive, are proud of the history behind Traditional Thai Massage and are very excited to be part of the newest chapter. We look forward to introducing you to the benefits of Traditional Thai Massage!