The true practice of the art of healing in traditional “Nuad Boran” (Thai massage) is the compassionate intent of the healer. The Buddhist spiritual practices associated with Thai massage cultivate humility, awareness, and concentration in the healer designed to bring the practitioner to a deeper level of awareness of both, practitioner and the receiver. This compassionate state of being is termed “Metta”, which usually translates as “loving kindness”.
Loving-kindness has the mode of friendliness for its characteristic. Its natural function is to promote friendliness. It is manifested as the disappearance of ill-will. Its footing is seeing with kindness. When it succeeds it eliminates ill-will. When it fails it degenerates into selfish affectionate desire.”
May all beings be free from enmity, affliction and anxiety and live happily.