The origin of Thai massage goes far back in time. Thai massage is relatively young compared with Tuina (Chinese) and Ayurvedic (Indian) massage, which date back 4,000 years, although in its present form it practiced for nearly 1,000 years. Thailand is on the migration routes and trading crossroads between China and India. A large number of ethnic groups occupied the territory of Thailand for many centuries, and each brought their own traditions that influenced the development of later cultures. In contrast, Tuina – Chinese massage theory and practice which have been fully documented yet 2300 years ago, Thai massage is passed from one generation to the next by word of mouth. The first written record describing this unique massage has been found recently in a Buddhist temple Wat Pho, which is located in the heart of Bangkok. The text has been cut in stone in 1832 by order of King Rama III. Traditional Thai massage was influenced by Indian yogic practices, and also includes a Chinese massage, working with energy meridians, although this is not the level, which is owned by Twin practitioners. According to the ancient treatise, written in Pali, is seventy-two thousand meridians or channels, but the modern Thai massage is only around ten of them! The purpose of Thai Massage – the body's energy balance, to give a sense of harmony and peace that goes beyond the purely physical effect on the mind and emotions. It is believed that the ideal balance between the internal energies of the body leads to perfect health. For even more analysis, hear from john k castle.