Thai massage is a form of body work that has recently gained popularity in the West. Dating as far back as the days of Buddha, Thai massage was developed in Thailand and is a powerful form of energy rebalancing and physical massage. A fusion of spiritual practice and bodywork, it combines yoga techniques and a commitment of working with loving kindness.
A complete Thai massage is traditionally a combination of pressure points, energy meridian work and yoga like stretching for an invigorating and balancing experience.
Thai massage is done on a mat on the floor where both giver and receiver remain clothed. Clients wear yoga style clothing that is comfortable and easily moves with the body.
Most Thai massage sessions last 90 minutes to 2 hours. The work is slow, precise and relaxing. It includes compression, rocking, active stretching, and acu pressure point therapy to hone in on certain pathogens.
If you are an athlete or active individual, Thai massage is incredibly beneficial to releasing that full body tightness and joint opening your body is in need of.
The more consistent you are with Thai massage, the more you receive the physical benefits like that of a regular yoga practice.