An Introduction to Traditional Thai Massage
"Originating over 2,500 years ago, Traditional Thai Massage is one of the most ancient healing modalities. It has its roots in the ancient medicine of Indian Ayurvedic practice and for centuries it was only performed by Buddhist monks in their temples, as one of four elements of indigenous Thai medicine.
Thai massage is not based Western system of Anatomy. Dissection was forbidden until the instruction of Western medicine so that reference to body structure was based on external observation.