What to Expect from a Traditional Thai Massage


Thai massage uses gentle pressure and stretching techniques to relax the whole body. This is an ancient healing practice that originated in India. It dates back to around 2,500–7,000 years ago. The technique that Thai massage practitioners use is very different from what people in the West may be accustomed to.

So, what you should expect from getting a Traditional Thai Massage for the first time?

Before the session begins, You will be given a shirt and pants combination, then led to a changing room. You can wear your own clothes, but it is a much more relaxing experience to wear the loose clothes provided to you. It’s very comfortable.

During the massage, you will be pulled, stretched, and rocked at the hands of your Thai massage therapist. The therapist will use every part of their body in order to do this, including their thumbs, elbows, and knees. This approach is completely different than massages that Westerners are used to. However, you can control the pressure by asking the massage therapist.