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All about Thai massage.

What Is Thai massage?

Known in Thailand as นวดแผนโบราณ (Nuat phaen boran), meaning "ancient/traditional massage." Thai massage actually originated in India and is based on ayurveda and yoga. This form of massage is believed to be at least 2500 years old and is associated with the Buddha himself. The technique combines massage with yoga-like positions during the course of the massage; the northern style emphasizes stretching while the southern style emphasizes acupressure.

This form of bodywork is usually performed on the floor or on a mat on the floor; the client wears loose clothes that allow for movement. No oils are used in Thai massage.

Although abbreviated versions are often given, it is recommended that you allocate two or three hours to get the maximum benefit from your Thai massage.

Thai foot massage is a bit different. It is done on the feet and legs and can involve a combination of camphor, menthol, lotion and/or oil plus various herbal components. If this is what you desire and need plan on an hour and a half session as your feet and legs will be wrapped in the above components for a short period at one point before proceeding.