What is Thai massage ?
Thai massage is an age-old practice with a thousand year tradition in Thailand, originally developed in Thai temples and enjoyed by Thai royalty. Thai massage has its roots in Buddhism, Thailand's national religion, and was influenced by the ancient Indian Ayurveda integrated with Chinese practices.
Thai massage is based on pressure points along ten key energy lines of the body, which power all physical, mental and emotional processes. If there is an energy imbalance, the body's harmony is disrupted, causing pain and disease. Massaging along these key energy lines can break energy blockage, stimulate the circulation and restore general well-being. In this form of massage, the recipient is fully-clothed, in a loose-fitting top and pants. Massage oil is not used. The massage is done on a mat and the massage therapist employs a variety of yoga stretches to improve range of motion and deep-pressure massage to stimulate circulation. Thai massage is intended to improve the energy flow throughout the body and allow you to become more connected to your body.
The reason why Thai massage is a popular form of massage and increasingly popular in the world because Thai massage is more energizing than other forms of massage. It is also reduces stress and improves flexibility and range of motion.