What exactly is a Thai Massage? Is it similar to that of a regular full body massage? I figured while we were at it talking about the Thai culture (See my last post) I might as well clear up another question that is asked by many. Also we have a Thai massage parlor right next to Siam-cabin Cuisine so a lot of people that dine in are curious and ask me questions daily.
A Thai massage is somewhat similar to that of a regular massage in the aspect that there is constant contact between the massage specialist and the customer. However it does differ in the sense that the person remains fully clothed and there are no oils or lotions used. Also with Thai massage instead of rubbing the muscle the specialist instead compresses the body, rocks, pulls and stretches it as well. In place of the common massage table you also lay on a mat on the floor or a firm mattress. While you are usually in a darkened room by yourself with only your therapist, in Thai massage multiple people can be in one room receiving massages. The receiver of the massage is also placed in different yoga type positions that help create deep static and rhythm like pressures.
Thai massage is thought to allow the body to open up and release toxins and other impurities trapped in the muscles. If you are stretched and pulled it is thought that your body is put back into it’s natural state. Daily chores, stress and exercise can lead to alignment issues and create blockages which cause pain and tension. The massage specialist may use their feet and body to help move and manipulate your body into correcting any issues.
While most people may be hesitant to try this type of massage we definitely recommend it.It may differ from that of a common American massage but in the Thai culture the Thai massage is our norm. The worst that could happen is the experience is not for you. However we suggest getting a nice Thai massage next door and then coming in to see us at Siam-Cabin Cuisine and having a delicious Thai meal. We think you’ll be satisfied!!