Thai Massage, known in Thailand as Nuad Thai, Nuad Boran, or Traditional Thai, is an ancient therapy that involves stretching and deep tissue massage. Thai Massage was developed 2500 years ago as treatment for the Buddha by his personal physician. The northern style emphasizes stretching while the southern style emphasizes acupressure.
This form of bodywork is usually performed on a floor mattress. The client wears comfortable clothing (provided by the therapist) that allows for maximum movement. No oils are needed or used in Thai Massage.
During the course of the massage, the recipient is guided into several yoga-like positions to stretch the entire body, including arching the recipient into bhujangasana (cobra) position. The therapist also uses her hands, forearms and elbows to apply firm rhythmic pressure to the recipient’s body from head to toe.
Benefits: Thai Massage offers full-body stretching employed at a relaxing, meditative, and enjoyable pace. The pressure helps to improve overall lymphatic and blood circulation throughout the body.
A full Thai massage session typically lasts two hours or more but an abbreviated format can be completed within one hour to accommodate the recipient’s schedule.