Are you planning your wonderful trip to Thailand and looking for the ultimate relaxing activity? Then Thai Massage is definitely the best choice for you! Relieve stress from work, pamper your tired muscles, and increase your body’s balance and harmony.
Thai massage is widely popular all over Thailand and influenced by the combination of India’s Ayurvedic traditions and Southeast Asian knowledge. This ancient art has been practiced in Thailand for over 2,000 years. Thai massage is characterized by its energizing and rigorous process more than other classic massages. It is also considered a healing massage because it is famously used to treat and cure many muscle problems while it clears any energy blockages, restores balance, and strengthens the body. Thai massage is divided into 2 main categories:
Traditional Thai Massage
The traditional Thai massage is different from Western massages as it mainly focuses on circulation and pressure points, which help promote internal health and heal many symptoms caused from cramped muscles. This classic Thai massage is also known as Thai Yoga massage as the recipient will be placed on a mattress on the floor and the practitioner will use his or her whole body from hands, knees, legs to feet to stretch the muscles and release pressure from the body. The recipient will need to be fully dressed on comfortable, loose clothing as no oil or any massage products are used during the session.
While you are on holiday in Thailand and are longing to try an authentic, traditional Thai Massage, you won’t regret any Anantara property for an exquisite spa experience. Visit http://spa.anantara.com for locations and services offered. If you’re looking for a complete resort package, we have The Great Escape Package from Aonang Phu Petra Resort in Krabi. During your 2-night stay, you’ll not only receive a Traditional Thai massage for two, but you’ll also enjoy daily breakfast, a shopping excursion, and four island trip by speedboat.
Thai Herbal Massage
This variety of Thai massage starts with the traditional way where pressure points are activated and the muscles are gently stretched, then a hot herbal compress will be pressed over the entire body in order to soothe the muscle and stimulate the vital organs and senses. This powerful hot ball contains a full range of beneficial Thai dried herbs such as turmeric, kaffir lime leaves, lemon grass, galangal, camphor, eucalyptus, and more, which will help reduce muscle stress, promote flexibility of both muscles and joints, and nourish the skin.
Does that sound like heaven? Try the Ancient Thai Massage at the Raya Spa at Sareeraya Villas & Suites in Koh Samui.
Thai Massage Classes
The only thing better than getting a massage is learning how to give one yourself! If you enjoyed the massage experiences you received in Thailand, you can learn the original method of this ancient technique and bring this useful knowledge back home to practice on your sweetheart and loved ones. Don’t look any further! We’ve found a couple options for professional Thai massage classes so you too can learn this valuable skill.
We really love The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai. With a variety of one-time massage lessons available with their Spa 101 program, you can learn the art of Thai Couples Massage and even enhance your massages with DIY herbal wraps and scrubs all while on vacation.
For those who are more serious about learning the professional aspects of Thai massage, we recommend the WatPo Thai Traditional Medical and Massage School in Bangkok. With several 30-hour courses available, you can delve into the history and technique of Traditional Thai Massage, Foot Massage, and Aromatherapy. You can even receive a massage from students at the school for an excellent price if you are on a budget!
If you’re ready for the ultimate relaxation, browse our list of vacations packages and offers that include a spa experience: http://old.thailandinsider.com/package-category/spatreatments/