This massage is performed fully clothed on a padded mat on the floor with no oils or lotion necessary. The therapist uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees, and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of the recipient. By using their whole body, the therapist is able to get deeper in muscles that would be tricky to get to otherwise. The idea of feet and knees being used to massage may sound strange if you are only familiar with western massage, but trust me, it feels amazing.
This ancient practice began to evolve in Thailand over 2,000 years ago, and is still widely practiced all over the world today. There is a reason why it has been around for so long. It works! It is a perfect compliment after a long day on the hill, a tough workout, or if you just need to rejuvenate. Thai massage is for just about everybody, all shapes and sizes, and can even be performed while pregnant. In fact, during pregnancy is a great time for a Thai massage.
If you would like to try it out, give us a call at North Lake Massage and Skin Care. We would love to bring this wonderful healing work into your life.
By Crystal McGuinness
Massage therapist at North Lake Massage & Skin Care