As is true of any vibrant and cosmopolitan city, the Sydney community is always on the go. Whilst this busy and sometimes stressful existence is often inescapable, it can be hard to find the time to dedicate to much-needed relaxation. After all, this can be just as important in achieving a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle as our other everyday commitments.
What Is Thai Massage?
Although Thai massage is relatively new to modern-day spas, it has been widely practised and incorporated into remedial traditions in Eastern cultures for around 2,500 years. Renowned for being a more gentle variation on the popular Swedish massage, Thai massage is a unique healing art combining acupressure, reflexology, mediation and Hatha Yoga with aromatic herbs and oils. The end result is a profound sensation of relaxation, peace and wellbeing.
How Does Thai Massage Work In Practice?
Traditional Thai massage generally harnesses the energy of the body as a whole, engaging elbows, hands, knees, feet and pressure points in innovative ways. Some of the flexing and stretching movements and breathing techniques are reminiscent of yoga disciplines, helping to stimulate flexibility and encourage the release of tension in joints and muscles. Unlike yoga, however, all gentle manipulation is performed by the therapist, thereby circumventing the need for effort on your part!
For safety and comfort, traditional Thai massage is carried out wearing loose-fitting clothing on a grounded, padded futon mat. This video demonstration helps to give an idea of the type of sequences and techniques employed during a Thai massage.
What Are the Benefits of Thai Massage?
It is not by coincidence that this style of Eastern massage has become increasingly popular in the West. Both deeply relaxing and energizing, Thai massage can be very effective in countering anxiety, insomnia, headaches, muscle tension and spasms, as well as providing relief from shoulder, neck, back and hip pain.
Experience Thai Massage for Yourself
Whether you are male or female, young or old, healthy or frail, our team of experienced and professional masseurs employ the best Thai massage techniques and practices on the market, across 10 Sydney locations.
Perhaps you know somebody who deserves a bit of pampering? If so, Thai massage can also make a great gift and our gift vouchers are available for purchase and use across all of our Thai Village & Spa products and services.