These energy channels are used as the ten energy channels ''Sen Sib'', they are the heart of traditional Thai massage. They are a synthesis of Chinese, Indian and Thai methods and have been practiced in Thailand for centuries. Unlike Western medicine, the Thai approach is more holistic. Nothing can be treated or discussed in isolation from the whole. Rather, everything must be understood as part of the organic whole, all influences are interrelated and in turn interactively influenced by every other part of the body.
In Chinese medicine there are twelve muscle-tendon meridians. They run mainly on the outer areas of the tendons and muscles. They are of great importance in the transmission of power through the joints. Therapies along the muscle-tendon meridians are extremely effective in eliminating muscle tension. Blocked, stiff and aching muscles respond clearly to muscle-tendon meridian therapies, improved blood circulation and pain relief can be expected promptly. The corresponding Chinese massage system Tui Na, which is considered one of the 5 pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine, should be mentioned here.
Of the many areas of the body that can benefit from Tok Sen treatment, the neck and shoulders are particularly volatile. The 'yoke' of duties and stress are particularly likely to cause tension pain here. In the holistic approach of Traditional Thai Medicine, treatment of this region is believed to eliminate causes that seem unrelated to the neck and shoulders.