Thai Massage, or Thai Yoga Massage, is a traditional art of touch with origins in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. It moves the client from one yoga posture to another, incorporating massage, acupressure, work on the energy channels (sen), and gentle passive stretching. It is common to hear in Thailand that Nuad Bo Rarn is yoga for the lazy. The founding father of Thai Massage, Jivaka Kumarbhaccha, was a renowned yogi and physician who treated, among others, the Buddha. Thai massage developed over two thousand five hundred years in the vicinity of Buddhist temples. It gave birth to a technique that allowed people on the spiritual path to share the benefits of meditation and compassion through massage. Traditional Thai Massage is now piercing the modern and western world, which is discovering all the benefits it brings to the body and mind.