in Thai (which translates to “ancient” or “traditional” massage), originates from the Indian subcontinent and is based on ancient Ayurveda and Yoga techniques.
Providing a holistic physical experience, a traditional Thai massage session is both relaxing and healthy.
While a traditional Thai masseur/masseuse usually won’t make use of oil, except for perhaps some Tiger Balm oil, oil massage (softer and less “painful” but also less effective) and variations like aromatherapy or “herbal massage” are also available in most massage parlours, however at slightly higher prices.
A Thai massage session usually lasts two hours and includes rhythmic pressing and stretching of the entire body, which may include the pulling of fingers, toes and ears, cracking the knuckles or even walking on the recipient’s back.
Massage parlours and “spas” that provide Thai, foot and oil massage, as well as variations using aromatic oils (Aromatherapy) or a herbal heat compress (herbal massage), can be found all over Pattaya and in virtually every side-street.
Prices approximate 200 Baht per hour for Thai and foot massage, and 300 Baht for an oil massage.
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The massage practitioner leans on the recipient’s body, using hands, fingers, elbows and feet to apply firm, rhythmic pressure on the recipient’s body.
Thai massage follows the so-called lines on the body, somehow analogous to “energy lines” or meridians.