What Is Traditional Thai Massage?

SenSpa Director Lina Lotto discusses the ancient practice of Traditional Thai Massage.

Traditional Thai massage has been practised in Thailand for centuries and is an integral part of Thai culture. It is believed to have originated from India and was introduced to Thailand by Buddhist monks. The massage involves the use of various techniques such as stretching, acupressure, and yoga-like movements that work to improve the flow of energy throughout the body.

One unique aspect of Traditional Thai massage is the use of the body’s own weight rather than using oils or lotions. The massage is done on a mat on the floor, and the therapist uses their hands, feet, and elbows to apply pressure to specific points on the body. This technique promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety, and can help with pain relief.

The stretching techniques used in the massage work to lengthen the muscles and increase their elasticity. This makes it a popular choice for athletes and those with physical limitations. Recipients of Traditional Thai massage speak about the deep relaxation they experience, as well as its ability to relieve chronic muscle tension and improve flexibility and range of motion. Many describe the massage as a form of meditation, allowing them to disconnect from their busy lives and focus on their breath and body.

Compared to other forms of massage, Traditional Thai massage focuses on the whole body rather than just specific areas. The therapist works to balance the energy flow in the body and address any imbalances or blockages. This approach makes it a holistic form of massage that can help improve overall health and wellbeing.

Its unique techniques and benefits make it a popular choice for those seeking a holistic approach to wellbeing.


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