The practice of Thai massage is an expression of “Metta” or Loving Kindness. Deep, intentional, therapeutic touch can trigger self-healing in the body and promote emotional well-being. Thai massage works well with movement and rhythm. The rocking techniques in a Thai massage may induce a hypnotic feeling of relaxation.
Thai massage includes the application of passive stretches and postures derived from Hatha Yoga. Yoga and Thai massage have a direct relationship with each other since Thai massage teaches the body how to flow into yoga asanas. Like in a yoga class, the last position in a Thai massage is Savasana (Corpse Pose). When in Savasana, the tightness in one’s body can be observed. From this pose, noticeable changes will be present at the conclusion of the massage. The legs will begin to turn out equally. The hips may rest evenly on the floor. The receiver may also have increased breathing potential as a result of improved posture.
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