Unlike more popular forms of massage that use oil or lotion and are done on an elevated massage table, Thai massage is usually done on a padded mat or futon on the floor.
No oil or lotion is applied, so you are fully clothed.
The therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches and also applies muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure.
The Benefits of Thai Massage
Shiatsu is often used to relieve stress and protect against stress-related health issues. It is also said to boost energy and improve range of motion and flexibility. In addition, Thai massage is being explored as a treatment for the following health problems:
Certain types of back pain (typically subacute and chronic nonspecific back pain)