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If you had a typically rigorous week that’s full of stress and anxiety, you might want to experience a special Thai massage session that will make you feel tranquil and relaxed. And not just any kind of muscle kneading activity that’s a dime a dozen out there.


Try Thai Massage. It is one of the more rigorous types of massages which could energize you. Its other name is Thai Yoga Massage because the massage therapist not only uses his or her hands to manipulate your muscles. The therapist also uses his or her arms, knees and feet through yoga like movements to complete the whole cycle of a Thai massage session.

It was developed as a massage technique by a medical doctor to Buddha. The method, with its Ayurvedic applications, found its way to Thailand and was merged with traditional Chinese medicine. It was primarily practiced as part of Thai medicine by monks but was discovered in the mainstream later because of its practicality and effectiveness.

Why then, would you ask, why Thai massage is done on the floor rather than on a table where most massage methods are applied?


One of the best explanation for this is respect for the Thai massage therapist. Therapists are more prone to injuries when they work on a table. Thai massage saves wear and tear on the practitioner’s joints and muscles because they apply the method with a neutral spine. His or her body is positioned directly either directly above or at roughly a 90 degree angle to your body.

Part of of the effectivity and versatility of Thai massage is the ability of your therapist to work on you in more body positions than are possible on a table: both side positions, supine, prone and sitting. There is more space and room to do Thai massage on a mat on the floor through back bends, spinal twists and traction moves. These methods are virtually impossible to do or lacking when applied on a table.

What at are the benefits of Thai massage?

It has physical, mental and emotional benefits. You will enjoy them after only one session. But the relaxation, de-stressing and other benefits become apparent after regular and multiple sessions.

It is advised that you enjoy Thai massage, at most, once a week. That is the expected average period when your body adjusts and feel relaxed to the invigorating effects of Thai massage. And after one week or so, your body will start to feel the stress and the anxiety of the activities of the week and you will need Thai massage again.

Better Body Mechanics

Practitioners use better body mechanics on the floor rather than on a table. When they practice Thai massage

on a mat, and they work at the same height from the floor as you, so it is much easier to work from their

center, and to use leverage, body weight and gravity.

Wide variety of techniques and positions

Part of the power and versatility of Thai massage is the ability of the therapist to work on you through more body positions than are possible on a table: supine, both side positions, prone, and sitting. Sitting position is virtually impossible to do on a table, and is at best very limited. There is not enough room to properly do back bends, spinal twists, and traction moves for which sitting position is best suited on the floor.

The deep tissue manipulation involved in Thai massage increases blood circulation throughout the body. This makes increased oxygen and blood circulation throughout your body improve your overall health and the more rapid repair of your tired muscles and tissues to full capacity.

The other property of Thai massage that’s beneficial to you is to move your body in yoga like positions and movements that increases your flexibility and range of motion. So, that’s a two pronged benefit for you: 1) Increased Blood and Oxygen circulation throughout your body and 2) Increased Flexibility and Range of Motion.


What are the exceptions of people who are prohibited from getting a Thai massage?

There are some profiles of people who cannot make Thai massage a part of their regimen:

  • Those recovering from surgery.
  • Thise prone to blood clots.
  • Those who had undergone chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
  • Pregnant women.
  • People with heart disease.
  • Thai massage should also not be done over tumors, bruises, enflamed skin, abdominal hernia, unheralded wounds or areas in the body where fractures have been suffered.


Thai massage is a very rigorous and relaxing form of massage done on a mat on the floor. It has very healthy benefits to your mental and body condition and makes you even more productive when done on a regular basis. Think about how you can integrate it seamlessly into your lifestyle.