Thai style massage has grown in popularity over the years and spread from country to country as the thing to do. I think the first thing you have to get over is the fact that is fricking hurts like hell. Nothing quite explains the feeling of being stabbed with a dull knife in every sensitive part of your body like Thai massage.

After a few minutes you quickly start to doubt your judgement as what started out to be an idea of relaxation quickly becomes that of being tortured.

After a little while the pain starts to subside and you will begin to enjoy it, that is, until they move to a different part of your body.

The Traditional Medical Massage of Thailand, more commonly known as Thai Massage, is one of the world’s oldest healing modalities. It originated in India during the Buddha’s lifetime, over 2500 years ago, and was brought to this world by a saint, the “Father Doctor Shivago Komarpahj”, a contemporary of the Buddha and some say his personal physician and the physician to the King of India.

Thai Massage is an interactive manipulation of the body using passive stretching and gentle pressure along energy lines. These movements help to

* adjust the skeletal structure
* increase flexibility
* relieve muscular and joint tension
* stimulate internal organs
* balance the body’s energy system

The effect is uniquely relaxing as well as energizing. Receiving a Thai massage is a bit like doing yoga without putting forth any effort while also getting acupressure treatments!

(Institute of Thai Massage)

Mui Mui
Mui Mui is another of our wonderful, yet weird, editors who also is a well established world traveler. Born in Asia, Mui Mui is our expert on whether the articles we publish remain appropriate and not offensive in nature. Mui Mui’s favorite place is Italy where she spent 4 years and eventually fell in love with.