Thai Massage School in Thailand – Luampo´s Legacy


Thai Massage School in Thailand | Thai Massage Technique


Thai Massage School in Thailand | Luampo´s Technique


Thai Massage School in Thailand | The massage technique by Luampo

Luampo, October 2492 – December 2557  (Buddhist year), devoted his life to traditional Thai medicine since the age of 15.  The beginnings of his journey in therapy began with his relationship with his neighbour, whom remained confined to a chair unable to walk, due to a degenerative disease.  Luampo took it upon himself to help this man and started massaging him daily. The result was that the neighbour began to walk again and from that point, Luampo decided to dedicate his life to learning massage.

Luampo began his monastic life at 37 years old. He went to “Tudon”, which means that he decided to become a “wandering monk”. The monks who choose this path enter the forest to meditate and survive on what the forest has to offer.

It was during this experience where he began his interest on medicinal plants. From that point, Luampo didn´t stop traveling, learning with different therapists and creating his own work technique.
In his travels from temple to temple he treated the needy monks. Because of the effectiveness of his treatments, he began to gain a great reputation in Thailand.  So much so, that he was called to treat a Luang Ta Maja Bua (one of the most revered and respected monks in the country) when he lost mobility because of an accident.  After his therapy, Luang Ta Maja Bua gained his mobility and Luampo became one of the most important monk therapists in Thailand.  Luampo spent his entire life traveling his home country, learning ancient techniques and remedies from the hill tribes.

 

 

Thai Massage School in Thailand – Jhorn´s Legacy


Thai Massage School in Thailand

Thai Massage Technique

The massage technique by Luampo
In 2000 Luampo Somboon took on an apprentice named Jorn Wongilai who lived and learned from his teacher for over 10 years until Luampo died in late 2013.
Since then, Jhorn has continued Luampo´s legacy, by creating his own clinic and school in Chiang Rai.  Jhorn continues teaching and practicing in his honor, techniques and knowledge learned directly from his Master.