Thai massage is known as the lazy man’s yoga. It is essentially a deep massage using pressure and rubbing of the muscles along the meridians, the lines along which energy is channeled through the body. Yoga postures are also used in Thai massage to achieve the greatest release of the flow of energy through the body. The therapist positions the patient in these postures by pulling and stretching him. It is a wonderful technique for muscular relief and for releasing both physical and mental exhaustion and tension from the body.
Thai massage is not performed on a bed, but on a special mat on the floor so that the therapist can use his weight to apply pressure. No oil is used and the patient wears loose, comfortable clothing. A session usually lasts for about an hour and a half, perhaps a little longer depending on the needs of the particular individual. It is unreservedly recommended as a must have experience.