Thai Massage is relatively new to modern spas, but is believed to have been developed by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, physician to Buddha, more than 2,500 years ago as a healing modality. Thai massage uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle and joint tension and balance the body’s energy systems.
Thai massage is both deeply relaxing and energizing. Thai massage takes place either on a mat on the floor or on a sturdy massage table, and you wear loose fitting clothing. At Sabai Thai Spa, we provide you with an outfit to wear. You start by laying on your back, and the therapist uses gentle compression and stretching techniques to open up your body, beginning with you legs. Some people say Thai massage is a little like doing yoga without any effort, because the therapist will push your body into various positions without any work on your part.
Thai massage is done with all your clothes on, so we recommend it if you feel uncomfortable with being disrobed during an oil massage.
Thai massage has its roots in a spiritual tradition, and its purpose is to heal a person physically, emotionally and spiritually.
What does Thai massage feel like?
Thai massage is more energizing and rigorous than more classic forms of massage since part of the massage includes moving your body through space. At first allowing someone else to move your arms and legs around can feel awkward. This feeling soon subsides to the sensation of deep calmness as you are forced to completely let go.
Muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure are also used during treatment.
People describe Thai massage as both relaxing and energizing.
What should I expect during my visit?
Thai massage is done either on a padded mat on the floor or on a sturdy massage table.
No oil is applied in Thai Massage, so you are fully dressed.
You will be asked to change into loose fitted Thai cotton massage clothes.
Thai Massage clothes are provided to you by Sabai Thai Spa, for your Thai Massage treatment.
A typical Thai massage is 60 minutes to two hours long.
Benefits of Thai massage?
Many people find that Thai massage has the following benefits:
improves range of motion
centers the mind and body
We recommend the Indian head massage as an upgrade to this treatment, as the body’s energy is already opened up and flowing the effects of the Indian head massage will be more profound.