Thai Warrior Massage is based on an ancient traditional Thai therapy, Ruesi Datton (Thai Hermit Exercise), traditional Thai dance movements as well as original Thai Muay movements. It also refers to Thai mythology. Thai Warrior Massage does not rely purely on physical strength, it relies heavily on understanding and practicing with the right techniques and strategies.
Before the 13th century, this kind of massage was used to heal injured warriors
returning from war. Thai Warrior massage was officially prohibited because the
government considered it to be primitive. Teaching and practicing was forbidden inpublic places, but carried on in private, in the middle of Rattanakosin period (King Rama VI, 1880 -1925) due to building a modern nation from Siam into Thailand into western ways. During the King Rama IX Bhumibol Adulyadej period (1950 to 2016), the King greatly supported all Thai holistic traditional medicine and old massage techniques. In 1999 The Thai Patent Protection Act and Thai Traditional Medicine Institute, with the new Ministry of Public Health was established. This period og time has been known to be renaissance for ancient Thai (Siamese) Warrior Massage.
The modern and unique Thai Warrior Massage Technique is a registered trademark today and the technique was created in 2015 by Pathompon Aiyarattanaruk (Jack Sharman) from Nam Khem, Takuapa District, Phang Nga Province in Thailand. The combinations of rhythmic massage, acupressure, gentle twisting and deep stretching release tension and promote the balance of a circulating life force energy in the body.
This therapy form allows you to feel an extraordinary sense of well-being afterwards and, what is unique about this massage, it benefits both the recipient and the therapist.
In 2017, the Thai Warrior Massage Technique was acknowledged worldwide by The International Massage Association as a result of the world massage competition in Copenhagen, Denmark on 3rd-4th June 2017 where the therapist, Khun Naree Seume, trained by Pathompon Aiyarattanaruk (Jack Sharman) himself, performed Thai Warrior Massage Technique and won two gold medals for it:
The Best Asian Massage World Championship 2017
A Gold World Championship in Massage 2017.
As of February 2019, there are almost 300 certified Thai Warriors worldwide.