Thai massage is a system of massage and assisted stretching developed in Thailand, and influenced by the traditional medicine systems of India, China, and Southeast Asia.
This form of bodywork is often performed on the floor, and the client wears comfortable clothes that allow for movement. No oils are used in Thai massage.
The receiver may be positioned in a variety of yoga-like positions during the course of the massage, but deep static and rhythmic pressures form the core of the massage. The body will be energized and rejuvenated after the massage
The pressure is applied along the Sen lines on the body—somewhat analogous to meridians or channels and Indian nadis.
The true practice of the art of healing in traditional nuad boran (thai massage) is the compassionate intent of the healer.
The Buddhist spiritual practices associated with thai massage cultivate humility, awareness, and concentration in the healer designed to bring the practitioner to a deeper level of awareness of themselves and the client.
This compassionate state of being is termed “metta”, which usually translates as “loving kindness”.