The Traditional Thai massage, the more than 2000 year old healing method is based on the concept of the energy channels in the human body. The technique consists of passive stretching positions, stretching movements, pressure point massages and mobilization of joints.
The positions performed are very similar to yoga, but are performed passively by the masseuse. The traditional Thai massage is therefore often referred to as Thai yoga massage in the West. The therapist applies gentle but specific pressure to certain parts of the body with her hands, knees, elbows and feet.
The massage eliminates disorders in the muscle tissue and increases the activity of the metabolism.
In contrast to the western understanding of massage, traditional Thai massage contains more than just mechanical processing of the muscles, so it is also taken into account that the body has an energetic network with ten energy lines according to Ajurvedic teachings. Further documentation can be found here Traditional Thai Massage. The meaning of the Thai name for TTM “Nuad Phaen Boran” is translated as “ancient touch healing” according to the effect.