Famous for the numbers and range of Massage Salons in the city, Bangkok offers a vast variety of massage and spa.
The main types of massage are:-
- Traditional Thai Massage
- Aromatherapy & Oil Massage
- Foot Massage
Traditional Thai Massage
Thai massage works the entire body. It’s one of the most invigorating types of massages, as the therapist rigorously manipulates your body, manipulating it into yoga-like stretches. (It’s sometimes referred to as “Yoga for the lazy”.)
Generally carried out on a thin mattress on the floor you will be dressed in a light shirt and pantaloons with the tie in the front. The therapist will us every part of his or her body—hands, knees, legs, and feet—to not only stretch you but also apply pressure to muscles to loosen joints, improve circulation and relieve stress. Some therapists even walk on you! Thai massage is both energizing and relaxing.
Aromatherapy & Oil Massage
Thai oil massage, also called Thai aroma massage, is a combination of traditional Thai massage and special Thai and essential massage oils. Aroma massage harnesses the body’s sense of smell to help relieve stress, boost moods and improve general wellbeing. The oils from fruits, plants, herbs or flowers are also carried into the blood stream when rubbed into the skin.
In addition to the benefits traditional Thai massage, the specific healing properties of the plants, flowers, and roots will help alleviate a variety of ailments.
Some plants are “super plants” and have healing properties for a variety of ailments. For example, lavender helps heal a variety of ailments including burns, fevers, fractures, cuts, headaches, heat exhaustion and heatstroke, infections, incest bites, jet lag, over exercised muscles, physical exhaustion, rashes, sleepiness, sprains, swellings, vomiting.
Thai oil massage is generally carried out I a private room or cubicle for privacy.
Walk down any street in Bangkok and you will see shop fronts full of comfortable armchairs occupied by, normally sleeping or highly relaxed patrons. This is foot massage!
Thai foot massage is similar to Chinese reflexology, but is a combination of Thai foot massage and reflexology techniques. Reflexology is an ancient technique of applying pressure to reflex points of the feet and hands, which causes a physiological response in the body.
Thai foot massage is a holistic therapy that is applied to the feet. The aim of the treatment is to treat the whole individual thus encouraging the body to heal itself and maintain natural balance within the body. Thai traditional healers have discovered that specific pressure points on the feet correspond to specific parts of the body as well as internal organs. Therefore, pressure of certain pressure points on the feet can relax muscles, cleanse the body of toxins, increase pulmonary circulatory health, and prevent illness.
In a Thai foot massage session, your feet and are initially washed in warm water. The therapist then uses oil, their hands, and wooden instruments to apply pressure to certain pressure points on your hands and feet. Often after longer sessions, therapists will have you sit up and will massage your head and shoulders as well.
Thai foot massage provides almost the same benefits as the benefits of traditional Thai massage.