Thai massage is performed on a massage mat while wearing loosely fitting clothes which ensures room to move in every aspect (more than 150 positons).
It also can be applied on a massage table or chair, with a restricted number of positions.
The massage is given with full physical play, working with thumbs, fingers, heels and palms of hands, elbows, forearms, knees and feet.
Additional streching positions (passive streching according to the recipients condition and tolerance) remind us of yoga positions which source is the Ayurvedic medicine.
Therefore Thai massage is also stated as Thai yoga massage.
Thai massage is a holistic treatment providing a beneficial impact to all of our body systems and the maintanance of the free flow of our energies.
The art is :
Thai massage is an ancient healing art and in its current form since about 1000 years part of Traditional Thai Medicine.
Today it has a high priority in health care and is highly recognized and practiced in all sections of the Thai population.
Sources are assumed to date back 4000 Years ago before the Thai people immigrated from China to Thailand.
Similarities between Thai and Chinese are regocnized as well as influences of the Ayurvedic principles of life energy, life elements and Yoga.
The theory of energy flow through the network of energy pathways throughout our body is another similarity.
This enery is called Life force, Chi or Prana. The energy pathways are called Sen Sib, Meridians or Nadies.