Thai Massage is a combination of traction, assisted stretching and deep trigger point massage. The recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the giver and receiver, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked, releasing deep tension and reversing poor alignment and pain patterns.
The recipient wears loose, comfortable clothing and lies on a mat or firm mattress on the floor. The true ancient style of the massage requires that the massage be performed solo with just the giver and receiver. The receiver will be positioned in a variety of yoga-like positions during the course of the massage, that is also combined with deep static and rhythmic pressures.