There are differences in certain practices associated with the massage when performed in the Western and Thai contexts. In other positions, hands fix the body, while the feet do the massaging. Forres, Scotland: Hohm Press. Wat Pho offers four basic courses of Thai medicine: Thai massage, Thai midwife-nurse, Thai pharmacy, and Thai medical practice. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
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In fact, the history of Thai massage is more complex than this legend of a single founder would suggest. He is recorded in ancient documents as having extraordinary medical skills, his knowledge of herbal medicine, and for having treated important people of his day, including the Buddha himself. Wat Pho , the center of Thai medicine and massage for centuries, opened the Wat Pho Thai Traditional Medical and Massage School in on the temple grounds, the first such school approved by the Thai Ministry of Education. Thai massage or Thai yoga massage is a traditional healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures.