medicine was part of a ascetically based religious movement, a portion of which became known as Buddhism.
Medicine evolved with the Sangha and Buddhism monastery, became codified as part of the Buddhist scriptures, gave rise to the monk-healers. Through the century the monk the medicine transmit to massage as a medicine practice.
The generations of experience and knowledge learnt and passed down has made the massage one of the four principal components of traditional medicine along with nutrition, herbal medicine and spiritual practice.
The famous Indian doctor named Dr.Shivago Komarpaj who was the personal doctor of the Buddha and the monks, has been viewed as “Father of medicine”.
Buddhists medicine practices and Ayurvedic were become an integral part of Thai traditional massage.