The difference between Thai massage and regular massage lies in the origin, approach, and techniques used to deliver the massage.

Unlike regular massage, Thai massage has its roots in the ancient healing practices of India, China, and Southeast Asia. It is often referred to as “yoga massage” because of its combination of yoga-like stretches and acupressure. Thai massage is a holistic approach to massage, focusing on treating the body, mind, and spirit as a whole, rather than just the physical body.

Regular massage, on the other hand, is a Western approach to massage, focusing on techniques such as long, deep strokes and kneading of the muscles. It is intended to provide a therapeutic, deeply relaxing experience for the client.

Thai massage combines these two approaches into one session. The therapist will use deep pressure to work the muscles but also incorporate stretching, assisted yoga postures, and energy work. This allows the therapist to break up areas of tension and release blocked energy, while improving blood and lymphatic circulation. Clients can expect to be moved around the table in various positions throughout the session.

Both Thai massage and regular massage can be beneficial, but they provide different types of experiences. Regular massage is a great way to relax the body and mind, while Thai massage offers a more active experience that combines stretching, energy work, and deep pressure to address knots and tight muscles.