How is Nuad Bo’Rarn performed?
Nuad Bo’Rarn incorporates a system of rhythmic compression to your entire body, which therapists apply by utilising their thumbs, palms of the hands, soles of the feet, and elbows and knees. Stretches and range of motion techniques improve your flexibility, vitality, and mobility.
Nuad Bo’Rarn is practised at a peaceful, slow, and unhurried pace, and includes relaxing yoga-like experiences that are beneficial to both you and your therapist. It is a practical application of the Buddhist concept of metta, the four divine states of mind which are Loving Kindness, Compassion, Vicarious Joy and Equanimity (Composure). The practices that underlay Nuad Bo’Rarn are warm, gentle, caring, and interactive. They are typically performed on a floor mat but can also offered as tabletop treatments. We aim to work in a meditative state state and an elevated state of consciousness to re-activate, re-balance, and rejuvenate your energies at the deepest levels of your entire being.
During Nuad Bo’Rarn sessions you wear a set of comfortable treatments clothes we make available upon your arrival.
Even in Thailand, Nuad Bo’Rarn is practiced in many different ways, with each region maintaining traditional variations. Over the course of its long history, Nuad Bo’Rarn has been influenced in many ways by the culture and beliefs of indigenous peoples, shamanic spiritual practices, and yoga influences from India. Particularly in Europe the the U.S., it is further developed to align it more to Traditional Chinese Medicine.
To allow for movements and procedures that are difficult to perform on a massage table, Nuad Bo’Rarn is typically performed on a floor mat. This allows the therapist to use body weight rather than muscular force for the application of the healing pressures on the energy pathways and points. Your therapist will exert these pressures by means of hand palms, thumbs, feet, and, at some points, elbows or knees.
Working on the floor also provides enough space for you and your therapist to perform the passive movements that stretch and open your muscles, tendons, fascia, and energy lines. These energy lines, which are referred to Sen, carry our life force or energy across our body. Traditionally, between 72,000 and 73,000 Sen are recognised. Practically, only ten Sen (known as Sen Sip or the ‘Ten Lines’) are considered in Nuad Bo’Rarn practices.
These stretching movements affect your entire body. They aim to calm your nervous system; to increase your flexibility; to release both deep and superficial tension, and to help your body’s natural life force to flow more freely. The gentle pressures and compression stimulate internal organs, relax tense muscles, lengthen and soften fascia; calm the nervous system, and adjusts the skeletal structure.
At the end you will feel your body more opened, which will leave you relaxed and energised at the same time.