True Thai Massage
My childhood memories are filled with people thronging our house in Chiang Mai, a city in northern Thailand, on Wednesdays – a day when my grandfather would see patients. He was a traditional healer, a man with no medical qualifications but a master healer with immense knowledge in traditional Thai Medicine and Massage.
What piqued my curiosity towards learning Thai Medicine and Thai Massage was an incident that took place when I was 10. Once while playing, a friend suddenly lost his balance and fell off the cliff, though he was rescued he suffered some serious injuries. In those days, traditional Thai healers were considered far more experienced than doctors, so he was brought to my grandfather for treatment. I stood witness to the entire process of his miraculous recovery. Since then, I started learning Thai Massage techniques and about the medicinal plants and herbs that had a magical effect on the human body. He made me practice the art of Thai Massage on a day-to-day basis, and gradually, I noticed I was getting better at it with every passing day.