Thai massage combine stretching, movement, and pressure to increase the flow of energy through your body. The therapist will move your body into yoga-like positions in addition to pulling and rocking your body in various ways. Thai massage may be a good option for you if you want a more active type of massage, where you move and participate instead of lying down throughout your massage.
Benefits of Thai Massage
Thai massage can benefit your health in numerous ways, many of which are supported by scientific studies.
- Relieves headaches
- Reduces back pain
- Relieves joint stiffness and pain
- Increases flexibility and range of motion
- Eases anxiety
- Revives energy
What to expect
- You can wear your own loose-fitting clothes - a loose cotton top and drawstring pants. You keep your clothes on throughout the massage.
- You’ll lie on a mat or massage mattress on the floor, not on a massage table. Once on the mat, your therapist will slowly move your body through multiple stretches, using the weight and pressure of their body to assist you.
- Unlike a Swedish massage, oil isn’t used and your muscles typically aren’t kneaded. Instead, the therapist will use their hands, thumbs, elbows, and knees to stretch, pull, and rock different parts of your body. They may even sit on you to stretch you into certain positions.
- Some types of stretches may involve going through yoga-like movements with the therapist holding or pulling you to maintain a pose.
Session: 45 Minutes Hands on