Thai massage is a system of massage and assisted stretching developed in Thailand, and influenced by the traditional medicine systems of India, China, and Southeastern Asia.
This form of bodywork is often performed on the floor, and the client wears comfortable clothes that allow for movement. No oils are used in Thai massage. In the Thai language it is usually called nuat phaen thai (Thai-style massage) or nuat phaen boran (ancient-style massage), though its formal name is merely nuat thai (Thai massage) according to the Traditional Thai Medical Professions Act, BE 2556.
Thai massage is unique among massage therapies in combining both physical and energetic aspects. It is a deep, full-body massage progressing from the feet up, and focusing on sen or energy lines throughout the body, with the aim of clearing blockages in these lines, and thus stimulating the flow of blood and lymph throughout the body. By the end, one feels both relaxed and energized, in an almost dreamlike state, and typically without pain.
The benefits are many, including relief from multiple, diverse ailments ranging from asthma and migraines to sprains, bruises, and anxiety. Thai massage improves circulation, strengthens the immune system, stimulates the internal organs, and relieves stress. Given this, the range of benefits extends to a wide range of mental and physical complaints and ailments. .
A full-body Thai massage costs R400 for 1 hour