How Thai Massage is related to Yoga?

Thai Massage and Yoga are part of the same family. Thai Massage originated in India’s yoga system and made its way to Thailand in a modified version. The similarity between yoga stretches and Thai Massage stretches is quite relatable.

Yoga and Thai Massage are a natural combination since they are not only using similar techniques, but also similar principles. Yoga practitioners find Thai Massage a good match, and yoga teachers find the touching elements of the ‘yoga massage’ helpful in their teaching.

Both of these systems have a lot in common and can be easily combined. The main difference is that Thai Massage is a totally passive experience for the receiver, whereas yoga is an active session for the practitioner. That’s why Thai Massage is also called “lazy yoga”.