Practiced in Thailand for over 2,000 years, Thai massage — also known as yoga massage, Thai yoga massage and ancient massage — works to clear energy blockages and restore balance and harmony to the body.
The practice combines typical Westernized massage therapy practices, including myofascial release and trigger point therapy, with light stretching similar to that of yoga. It has even earned the name “lazy man’s yoga.”
Like yoga, Thai massage helps to strengthen the body and increase flexibility, while allowing the client to benefit from the relaxation and healing properties of massage.
Rather than using a massage table, Thai massage is administered to fully clothed clients on floor mats. Practitioners use their own body weight to position clients into yoga-like forms while instructing clients on proper breathing for maximum results.