If you’ve ever received, practiced or taught Thai massage this might be an oddly complicated question. It might sound like a simple one but there is often much more involved in how we define this practice. There are so many definitions of Thai massage out there, and it largely depends on who you’re talking to! As an interesting project we’ve had people from all over the globe contribute to this discussion by commenting their thoughts below. If you’d like to contribute your own definition, please do! This way you get a really broad picture of what Thai massage is.
We’re asking YOU – What is Thai Massage to you?! (This includes all variations in name such as Thai yoga massage, Thai yoga therapy, Thai yoga and so on). Comment below in 4 sentences or less to share your views of what Thai massage is! Tell us what your “elevator speech” is.
Thai massage can be an incredibly comprehensive practice that is much more than a few simple manipulations. We perform it in the spirit of loving kindness (metta) to achieve therapeutic results in multiple different arenas (physical relief of pain and tension to deeper emotional stress). We ensure that it is highly adaptable to suit your needs, preferences and tolerances for pressure, stretch intensity and your ability to relax. From a practitioner perspective, Thai Massage is an art that is mutually beneficial rather than physically taxing for us.
Keep reading below for the input of other teachers and practitioners from all over the world!