“Compassionate heart” inherited
by Thai traditional therapy
can be traced back to 2500-year history
from the era of Buddha’s doctor Jivaka Kaumara-Bhrtya,
who is said to have built the foundation of Thai massage
and herbal remedies passed down to the present.
The therapeutic method that came to Thailand together with
Buddhism was nurtured and safeguarded by Thai temples.
At that time, temples were places that taught Buddhism as well as medical science.
Thai traditional medicine does not focus on just feeling good or being healthy,
but also rests upon the concept of “compassionate heart” towards the other side.