Thai Massage: The Ancient Practice Of “Passive Yoga”

In August of 1997 I was stranded in Bangkok for a week due to unforeseen complications involving a function permit. August is technically for the duration of monsoon season in Thailand and the skies more than Bangkok would occasionally open to sudden downpours, causing the streets to become rushing rivers of brown water that reached up to my shins, but vanished in a matter of minutes, thanks to the city’s effective drainage method. For the duration of my time in Bangkok, in in between quests for a working bank machine, trips to the travel agent, Web café and the odd Buddhist temple, I took the time to treat myself to several Thai massages. Given that the Asian Financial Crisis was in complete swing, exchange rates have been particularly good, providing prices that enabled even a spendthrift like me to splurge on luxuries I would usually balk at. The Thai Baht equivalent of $ 3 for a half hour’s massage or $ five for a complete hour was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. Mind you, these were massage clinics and schools in the backpacker district surrounding Bangkok’s popular Khaosan Road, and were either open-air street side affairs or glass-fronted shops with an open-plan layout similar to what you discover in a hairdresser.

What I read about Thai massage in the details offered at the clinics was that it is an official branch of Traditional Thai Medicine combining Eastern systems like Indian Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine and yoga. What I seasoned was a far cry from the practically sacred New Age atmosphere of pampering and crucial oils a single finds at a lot of Western massage therapy establishments. The Thai massage practitioners were largely stout middle-aged ladies with potent arms, who chatted loudly with each other while working on their clientele. For me this was no issue, as I was seeking for some thing to relieve and invigorate my muscles following long days spent pounding the hot pavement, rather than a luxurious urban oasis overflowing with white towels and windchimes.

A single point that is great about Thai massage is the informality and simplicity of it all. It works very best if the client is fully dressed (but shoeless), so there is no question of modesty, and no oil is employed, so you will not emerge from your treatment feeling greasy and in need of a shower. The often-used moniker “Thai yoga massage” is a very accurate description for only containing 3 words. Acquiring a Thai massage feels quite much like practicing “passive” yoga although receiving a particularly assertive massage. Pressing and massaging muscle tissues with palms, fingers, knees and elbows, combined with the manual stretching of limbs at the really capable hands of a trained Thai massage specialist leaves one particular feeling quite fantastic, even if some of the tactics can be a bit uncomfortable when being applied. It might be advisable to let the therapist know when you feel some discomfort, but I was young, foolish and brave and thought I’d like to get the “complete expertise” my Thai massages had to offer you, which in hindsight had been occasionally a bit painful. So when asked, “do you have pain?” I stubbornly shook my head and lied.

Some years later, as portion of my personal massage education, I took a two-week course on Thai massage and discovered the fundamental strategies and philosophy behind the practice. Recognized in Thailand as nuat phaen boran or nuat thai, Thai massage performs along the notion of advertising wellness by stimulating “sen” or power lines, taken from classic Chinese and Indian medicine, but the outcomes felt by the recipient of the massage are decidedly significantly less esoteric. The patient lies upon the floor as an alternative of a table like in most Western massage systems and is at times created to sit up, stretched, pulled and prodded in what comprises an invigorating expertise and an finish result which is radically various from your standard spa massage.

These days, Thai massage is becoming effectively identified throughout the globe and clinics delivering Thai yoga massage are springing up all over. For a wonderfully exclusive massage knowledge, Thai massage is heartily advised.
SABUNG AYAM
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