Thai Massage is deeply embedded in the Buddhist spiritual practice of Vipassana and Metta meditation. Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation by which we train ourselves to see reality exactly as it is as it happens, and we can call this special way of perception “mindfulness”. This very special way of seeing shall lead us to insight and full understanding of reality and how everything works. The object is to learn attentive listening, total seeing and careful testing, which helps us to develop and shape our intuitive skills in Thai massage.
Metta is the Pali word for Loving Kindness and together with Karuna (compassion), Mudita (sympathetic joy) and Uppeka(equanimity) they form the “Four Divine Abodes” also known as Brahmaviharas. Those are Virtues, which arise through the intrinsic ongoing process of purification of the mind in our meditation practice and which help us to embrace life without biases, prejudices, discrimination or hate.
Traditionally, in the practice of Metta meditation, we generate and cultivate loving kindness first towards ourselves in form of a prayer, then towards our beloved ones, friends, teachers and finally extent it toward all sentient beings.
Thai massage gives us the opportunity to apply loving kindness in a practical way, with openness of heart and with a deep understanding of the other person’s suffering. It is a condition which allows the recipient gradually to move towards full comprehension of her/his own suffering and to access the healing sources within.
May you be well and happy,
May you be free and in peace,
May you be in harmony with yourself and others,
May you be free from all kind of disease and misfortune,
May you find the patience, courage, understanding and determination to overcome inevitable difficulties, problems and failures in life.
May you all have a comfortable life.