an ancient, natural healing art
What is Traditional Thai Massage?
Traditional Thai massage is an age-old practice with a thousand year tradition in Thailand, originally developed in Thai temples and enjoyed by Thai royalty. Thai massage has its roots in Buddhism, Thailand’s national religion, and was influenced by the ancient Indian Ayurveda integrated with Chinese practices.
Traditional Thai massage is based on pressure points along ten key energy lines of the body, which power all physical, mental and emotional processes. If there is an energy imbalance, the body’s harmony is disrupted, causing pain and disease. Massaging along these key energy lines can break energy blockage, stimulate the circulation and restore general well-being. In this form of massage, the recipient is fully-clothed, in a loose-fitting top and pants. Massage oil is not used. The massage is done on a mat and the massage therapist employs a variety of yoga stretches to improve range of motion and deep-pressure massage to stimulate circulation.
In Thailand, a traditional Thai massage session lasts two hours. At Suchada, we offer 1 hour, 1.5 hour and 2 hour sessions.
THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE:
ROYAL THAI MASSAGE was used in the Royal Palace. It is a Thai healing art and, in the past, was used only with the king and his relatives. The masseur or masseuse uses strong finger tips to apply deep pressure along key energy lines. Some may find this a bit intense but it provides the most therapeutic benefit to treat muscle tension and is very relaxing afterward.
THAI FOLK MASSAGE has been used between Thai people for a thousand years. Hands, palms, elbows, knees and feet are used with bending and stretching in yoga postures.
At Suchada we combine the best of royal Thai massage and Thai folk massage in our traditional Thai massage session. For the complete Thai massage experience, please request a 2 hour session, combining traditional Thai massage and Thai foot reflexology.
BEBEFITS OF THAI MASSAGE:
- Improved circulation
- Improved energy flow throughout the body allowing balance
- A deeper connection with your body
- Stress relief
What do I wear during a Traditional Thai Massage?
You will be provided with a loose-fitting top and pants.
All recipients are fully clothed
Traditional Thai Massage Services:
1 hour $73
1.5 hours $105
2 hours $135