Thai massage is a massage technique that originated in Thailand that is significantly influenced by the ancient Ayurvedic traditions from India. In Thailand, this massage is known to be one of the branches of Traditional Medicine.
Usually it's done while lying on the floor, this massage does not involve the use of any type of oils, which is often done with its counterparts. Thai massage doesn't require nudity from its patients, which means that the therapy session will be done with your clothes on.
Thai massage begins its massage therapy sessions from the feet going upward of the body until it reaches the head. The gentle strokes are done on four different positions (face-down, face-up, side, and sitting position) for the massage therapist convenience during the massage session.
Thai massage system involves acupressure, Sen line compression, and bending or stretching. Acupressure applies pressure on overlapping muscles and organs, which is done for stimulation. Sen line compression, also known as Meridian line compression, is a concept in involving the body's reaction to applying pressure along Sen (energy line). Bending or stretching is where passive stretch and massage are used to improve ligament and muscle length. Different pressures are applied based on the preference of the patient or the required amount of pressure that needs to be exerted for the healing or realigning of energy lines. The therapist also uses his or her whole body weight as he or she applies different strokes all over your body.
A session of Thai massage will take approximately two hours or more. Thai massage therapy emphasis is placed on the slow, rhythmic application of techniques. This means that it cannot be hurried.