Want to Learn More About Thai Massage?
Thai massage is not your typical massage — here's what to expect! Thai massage, also known as Thai yoga massage, is very different from your standard Swedish or deep-tissue massage. For starters, people can keep their clothes on. Secondly, Thai massage involves a wide range of movements and techniques that resemble almost like a dance between the partner and practitioner. Performed on the floor or a firm mat, Practitioners use their entire bodies, including their hands, elbows, feet, and knees to stand, kneel, or walk on the recipient and create deep pressure.
Unlike Swedish massage, oils are not used during Thai massage. Clients usually begin lying on their back with their face up, while the therapist starts massaging the feet and continues to move up the legs, applying pressure with a rhythmic, rocking motion using the palms of their hands and thumbs. The client is guided into a series of stretches targeting the legs, hips, and lower back.
Thai massage has been called the 'lazy man's yoga' because as a recipient, you need only relax and allow the practitioner to take over moving your body for you. Your participation will be to breathe on certain cues to help deepen into stretches.