About Thai massage
What is Thai massage?
Thai massage origins
Thai massage is believed to have originated over 2,500 years ago in the East - including Thailand and India. No one knows the exact origins of Thai massage, but some believe it dates back to a physician named Jivaka who was the personal physician and friend to the Buddha and a respected healer of the Buddhist teachings and traditions.
Eastern beliefs about Thai massage
Before the use of modern medicine, Thai massage was practiced as a way of maintaining physical and mental health. Traditional Thai medicine's primary goal is the maintenance of health and well-being to prevent illness. Ancient Thai's believed that "the absence of illness is the best blessing". Eastern Thai belief is that energy flows along lines in the body (known as Sen Lines) and that if obstructions or imbalances occur along any of these channels then disease and pain is the result. The goal therefore of Thai massage is to open the body and free any negative and unhealthy obstructions and to restore healthy and positive energy flow throughout the body. And it feels great!
What To Wear/or Not Wear If you are receiving Thai massage
Because you keep your clothes on during Thai massage be sure you wear something loose, stretchy and comfortable.
Jeans or pants with a belt are not a good idea as they are too restricting in your freedom of movement. A tank top or t-shirt and leggings or thin elastic-waist or drawstring pants are ideal (bulky or thick clothing can get in the way a bit). Shorts are not advisable unless they are long, flexible and reach your knee.