Thai massage is an ancient healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures. Thai massage uses no oils or lotions and the recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and client, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked.
The client wears loose, comfortable clothing and lies on a mat or firm mattress on the floor and may be positioned in a variety of yoga-like positions during the course of the massage, that is also combined with deep static and rhythmic pressures.
The practitioner’s legs and feet can be used to position the body or limbs of the client. In other positions, hands fix the body, while the feet do the massaging. As part of the Thai Massage, the practitioner may pull the fingers, toes, ears, crack the knuckles, walk on the recipient’s back, and move the recipient’s body into many different positions. There is a standard procedure and rhythm to the massage, which the practitioner will adjust to fit the client.
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