Ancient medical texts in Bangkok were carved in stone, which can still be seen today within the walls of the Wat Po temple. Thai massage blends styles from its Asian neighbors passed down through generations. The Thai people, like many others in the orient, saw illness as an imbalance in the body, mind and spirit. When needed, they would visit their local temple to seek out and consult with those who could help restore harmony to their body, mind and spirit through the four elements of traditional Thai medicine, respectively: Nutritional, Herbal, Spiritual, and Massage.

Thai massage forms the backbone of the physical treatment for Thai medicine. Unlike the scooping and continuous strokes of the western massage traditions, the Thai method uses pressure points, muscle stretching and compression performed in a rhythmic movement of gentle rocking. Therapists not only use their hands to free tension from the client's body, but they also employ their feet, forearms, knees, and elbows, with all work being done fully clothed on a floor mat. Thai medical massage works on the deeper levels of the mechanical functions of the human body to dramatically reduce muscle tension while  improving joint mobility, flexibility, as well as stimulating internal organs and balancing the subtle energy systems of the human body.