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Nuad Boran Thai

Nuad Boran is the ancient (boran) body therapy of the thais consisting in precise applyied healing pressures (nuad)

From Indo-Chinese origins, Nuad Boran bodywork is part of the traditional medical arts of the ancient kingdom of Siam. Nuad Boran consists of combination of customer’s stretching while the practitioner applies simultaneously pressures, using different parts of his body, thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet within particular procedures and rhythms inducing meditative state. Functional principles of Nuad Boran are shared with other Asian healing arts. However Nuad Boran focuses especially on the movement of the Blood along the myo-fascial lines (the senssip) and trigger points.

Nuad Boran’s domain of competence ranges, accordingly to practitioner skills, from the well-being, to preventive health care and symptomatic treatment of the myo-fascial tensions for pain relief.

Le Nuad Boran; also known as Nuad Rak Sa,  has two main branches:

 Nuad Raj Sam Nak, transmitted by codified knowledge from the traditional doctors of the court of the ancient
Kingdoms of Siam, Ayutthaya and Sukkothai, consists of strict accupressure.

 Le Nuad Cha Loye Sak , literally «Pressure in honour of prisoners», generaly known as «common massage» consists of protocols of pressures, streching and ostéopathic mobilisations operated with practitioner’s thumbs, palms, elbows, knees or feet .This branch was mostly transmitted by oral tradition.
The Public Health Ministry of Thailand/Institute of the traditional and Alternative Medicines has published decrees that stipulates that the two branches have to be part of the Nuad Boran Qualified Practitioner Training.

They are several styles of Nuad Boran from North (Chiang Mai) to South (Bangkok) and in the West (Issan)
Therefore there is not such a thing as one best way in Nuad Boran.
In Thaland, under the leadership and standards of the Institute of the traditional and Alternative Medicines, many thai associations are collecting traditional knowlege from ancient texts and country healers (moe mueang) and so contribute to the Revival and uplifting of Nuad Boran Thai.

Whatever styles used by licensed Thai practitioner , they all have in common to be health care and pain relief oriented.



Area of expertise Treatment capacity Minimum training's duration 

Practitioner's level 


SPA practitioner
Therapeutic Nuad Thai 
Nuad Rak Sa Practitioner
Therapeutic Nuad Thai
Advanced Nuad Rak Sa Practitioner