Thai Massage is an ancient healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles , and assisted yoga postures. The founding father of Thai Massage was an Ayurvedic doctor named Jivaka Kumar Bhacca, who is revered still in Thailand as the “father of medicine”. Born in India during the time of Buddha, he is noted in ancient documents for his extraordinary medical skills, his knowledge of herbal medicine, and for having treated important people of his day, including Buddha himself.