UNESCO Recognizes Traditional Thai Massage

UNESCO has listed traditional Thai massage on its prestigious World Heritage list. Nuad Thai is now part of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity, which features traditions and practices passed across the generations.

On 12 December 2019 at Bogota, the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, inscribed “Nuad Thai”, Traditional Thai Massage” on the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The inscription will significantly contribute to the international recognition of Nuad Thai’s value and importance as the intangible cultural heritage on healthcare, and also promote the learning, access, development and safeguarding of Thai Massage for the next generations in and out Thailand.

Nuad Thai, traditional Thai massage, is regarded as part of the art, science and culture of traditional Thai healthcare. As a non-medicinal remedy and manual therapy, it involves bodily manipulation in which the practitioner helps rebalance the patient’s body, energy and structure to treat illnesses believed to be caused by the obstruction of energy flow along ‘sen’, lines understood to crisscross the human body.

This manipulation is intended to normalize the four body elements: earth, water, wind and fire. To open up blocked routes, Thai Massage therapists perform a combination of manipulations using their hands, elbows, knees and feet.

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