Meet Massage Practitioner
Tantawan Thuethong (Tantie) – customer support
About Buddha Thai Massage – BTM
Welcome to Buddha Thai Massage. Our team dedicated to providing traditional Thai massage service to the London, Ontario, area. My daughter handles the customer service, and I handle the massage. Please note that I (mother) have basic English skills, so please speak to my daughter about any inquiry you may have.
Suchawadee Songkakoon (Nancy) is a licensed Holistic Practitioner and belongs to the Traditional Thai Massage Association of Ontario.
My story began in 1977 when I was first taken to Wat Jan Temple by my mother. It was here that I learned the ancient art of Thai massage and discovered my passion for healing and helping others. Learning the techniques from this temple was a blessing, and it gave me a deep understanding of the body and how to use massage to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and alleviate pain.
Massage has always been a part of my life, as I received massages from my grandmother and mother from a young age. But it was at Wat Jan Temple where I truly learned to feel my way to the spot on your body that needs the most attention. This gave me the ability to be present and sensitive to my clients’ needs, and to use my intuition and experience to identify areas of tension or discomfort, applying the right techniques to help them feel better.
At our massage studio, we strive to create a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere where our clients can unwind and let go of the stresses of daily life. We offer a range of massage services, including traditional Thai massage, oil massage, and foot massage. We also provide courses for those who are interested in learning more about this ancient healing practice.
We believe in the importance of taking care of your body and mind, and we’re committed to helping our clients achieve optimal health and wellness through the power of massage. Come visit us and experience the benefits of massage for yourself.
History of Thailand Massage
Buddha Thai Massage: A History of Traditional Thai Massage
At Buddha Thai Massage, we safekeep the ancient tradition of Thai massage. Our mother-daughter team, who run the business together, have a deep understanding and appreciation of the history and cultural significance of Thai massage.
The history of Thai massage dates back over 2,500 years to the time of the Buddha. Legend has it that a doctor and personal friend of the Buddha, Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, developed the first Thai massage techniques. Jivaka was a renowned healer and physician in his time, and his methods of healing were passed down through generations of Buddhist monks.
Traditional Thai massage is based on the principles of energy lines, or “sen,” which are believed to flow through the body. The massage therapist uses a combination of acupressure, stretching, and deep compression to stimulate and balance these energy lines, promoting health and wellness throughout the body.
Thai massage is deeply rooted in Buddhist traditions and is often referred to as “nuad bo rarn,” which means “ancient massage” in Thai. The practice was initially used to treat monks who suffered from aches and pains from long hours of meditation, as well as to promote relaxation and mental clarity.
At Buddha Thai Massage, we honor this ancient tradition by offering a variety of Thai massage services, including traditional Thai massage, oil massage, and herbal compress massage. Our massage therapists have been trained in Thailand and have a deep understanding of the body and how to use massage to promote relaxation and healing.
We truly believe that to be effective, Thai massage must not just be a physical practice, but also a spiritual and emotional one. That’s why it’s important that our massage studio provides a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere, where our clients can experience the benefits of Thai massage in a safe and comfortable environment.
If you’re interested in experiencing the benefits of Thai massage for yourself, we invite you to visit Buddha Thai Massage. Our mother-daughter team is dedicated to providing high-quality massage services in London, Ontario. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and discover the healing power of Thai massage.