Thai massage is different from all other types of massage as it doesn’t require you undress. However, a Thai massage is a type of massage where different techniques are combined such as yoga stretches where you are required to do some positions that may be awkward. If your massage therapist is licensed and professional then you don’t need to worry as they are highly trained in dealing with body contacts.
As a part of healing and relaxing the body some techniques are adopted frok Hinduism and Therevada Buddhism. The practice itself manifests as a flowing dance that creates the combined knowledge and techniques of many disciplines.
The pressing techniques of Thai massage targets the musculo-skeletal system which is usually the source of pain and lack of mobility of the joints caused by repetitive strain. The application of movements of the therapists aims to stretch the muscles to allow the smooth flow of energies in the body.
What to expect when having a Thai massage?
Unlike any other types of massage, a Thai massage begins its session from the feet going upward on the body until it reaches the head. Your massage therapist may require you to do four different positions; face-down; face-up; side; sitting position. These are all designed so that you and your therapist will be comfortable during the session besting order to ensure the best quality results from your massage.
A Thai massage doesn’t need oil or lotion during the session as the massage strokes are more of rolling of limbs, gentle rocking, rhythmic compressions and yoga-like stretching.
This type of massage requires much harder pressure from the therapist. However, should you think that the pressure is too much for you to handle, tell your therapist to reduce the amount of pressure on the various massage strokes.
It focuses all its work on the whole body, joint release, and deep breathing. It is more physical than the other types of massage as the Thai massage therapist will use all of his or her body weight to be able to exert the required pressure on certain pressure points of the body.
It will improve your body’s energy circulation by loosening muscles that are constantly tightened which blocks the flow of blood, nerves, oxygen, and other vital energy.
After a session of Thai massage, you may have some redness and oftentimes soreness on your back as a result of expeirnecing a dry massage. The friction may be stronger as there is no oil or lubricant being added on your body.