What is Thai massage
Thai massage has been practiced in Thailand for over 2500 years. Thai massage uses the principles of acupressure, Sen lines (similarly to energy lines found in traditional Asian medicine systems), fascial stretching, and certain yoga postures to invigorate the body.
Thai massage is a full-body massage that involves no nudity, where the session is performed on a comfortable mat.
At Plai bodyworks, no oils or lotions are used during our Thai massage sessions.
- Release muscle tension (especially in the shoulders, entire back, and glutes)
- Reduce physical and mental stress
- Promotes relaxation
- Improve blood circulation
- Clear energy blockages
- Increase range of motion
Sabai sabai! (Relax!)
How it works
Thai massage works on surrounding muscles before engaging the immediate area of discomfort. This relieves tension that may be causing the discomfort and also warms up your body and mind so that you feel as little discomfort as possible when the main target muscles are engaged.
Deep pressure is applied to acupressure points and target areas of tension in order to relieve muscle knots, tight fascia, and other musculoskeletal pain that induces feelings of both physical and mental release. The use of hands, elbows, feet, and sometimes knees are required in order to apply the appropriate amount of pressure in Thai Massage.