Thai Table Stretch Massage
A mix of deep pressure and assisted yoga through dynamic flowing movements, this modality can be powerful. Unlike most massage modalities that utilise massage oils and require you to disrobe, Thai massage is performed while you are fully clothed. Instead of the relaxing gliding and kneading motions characteristic of more popular forms of massage, Thai massage employs stretching, pulling, and rocking techniques to relieve tension and enhance flexibility and range of motion. It is sometimes called the “lazy person’s yoga”.
The therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches and also applies deep muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure. Thai massage also utilises energy work, which, according to ancient Asian culture, treats the subtle energetic field within the body. It corrects blockages, deficiencies, and imbalances in the flow of this energy, which then is believed to improve your health.