The techniques of Thai Massage

The basis of traditional Thai massage is the theory of the flow of energy via ten main energy lines (sip sen) that pass through the human body. By applying manual pressure at key points on the energy lines (acupressure), the uninterrupted flow of energy is supported. This re-balancing contributes to your good health and has a very harmonizing effect.The massage treatment is done on a mat on the floor. This allows the practitioner the necessary level of leverage required for the characteristic yoga-like stretches and postures (asanas) of the recipient’s body. During these postures the massage practitioner uses a combination of hands, elbows, knees and feet to apply firm pressure to the most important acupressure points. A full massage treatment consists of a series of some 180 rhythmically sequenced actions.

The strength of massage is varied to match your needs.  The practitioner will first enquire about your general health and note specific problems or painful areas.  When treating a specific problem, the practitioner uses acupressure on the areas at the root of the problem. These areas are not necessarily the same as where the problem is being experienced. During treatment you may feel some discomfort. This is normal and will subside, leaving you with an overall sense of well-being (sabai).

Thai Oil Massage – This differs from European massage, which also uses oil. Whereas European massage focuses on the muscles, Thai oil massage focuses on selected acupressure points on the whole body. The back, neck and shoulders, and the arms and legs are massaged using top quality oils. ...back