It is said that the origin of this style of bodywork is originally credited to the farmers of Thailand. After a hard day’s work in the paddy fields, their tired bodies often needed some serious therapy. Not having access to all the stretching and compression techniques of Traditional Thai massage, the farmers evolved a more simple technique. A wooden hammer and mallet is tapped along the Sen with a steady staccato rhythm creating a vibrational feel, helping to open the channels and free any myofascial adhesions or other chronic pain disorders.
Tok means to to strike or tap while sen refers to the meridian lines in the body. Put those two things together and you get a treatment where your body’s lines are tapped with a mallet from a tamarind tree creating a resonating, healing vibration that’s meant to clear blocked energy and goes deep into your muscles.