Traditional Thai Massage is concentrated on the major meridians, also known as energy lines or Nadis, which run through the human body. It aims to bring the body into harmony, loosen blockages, and generally recharge any deficiencies existing along the energy lines.
Pressure-point massage along the body's ten major energy channels or "sen" lines releases blocked energy, increasing awareness and vitality. Gentle stretching of the joints and muscles relieves tension, enhances flexibility, and induces a deep state of tranquility. Traditional Thai Massage is like nothing else in the world of massage - it must be experienced to truly appreciate its rejuvenating and healing benefits.
Traditional Thai Massage is a way to prevent sickness. It helps to dissolve blocks before they manifest psychologically or physically, and it also improves flexibility. Injured athletes, as well as those suffering from handicaps or stress can benefit from its’ healing power. Thai massage is rooted in spiritual tradition and its purpose is to heal a person physically, emotionally and spiritually. Traditional Thai massage should not be confused with sensual type oil massages.
The massage takes place with the client fully clothed [loose fitting clothing] on a futon mat on the floor. Some spas will provide suitable clothing to wear, others will ask you to wear something loose and comfortable.