The Story of Traditional Thai Massage
Traditional Thai massage is based on ancient Indian yoga teachings, largely handed down through generations via temples and practitioners throughout Thailand, There are a number of types of traditional Thai massage, however they all incorporate pressure points and often vigorous and deep tissue massage techniques to achieve their therapeutic qualities.
The best Thai traditional massage practitioners are regularly those who have learnt their craft intuitively. Even though their skills might have been enhanced by formal study, the most effective are often those who served an apprenticeship, in and around their local villages and temples, learning the correct ways to apply techniques for stretching the body; providing a vigorous massage style targeting effective pressure points; applying deep tissue massage using acupressure point techniques, which untie those deep knots and stimulate the blood flow.
Thai Traditional Massage can also be very effective with relieving pain around the neck and shoulders, as well as stimulating and improving blood flow around the feet and body, in general.