I have received my share of sub-standard Thai Massage sessions over the years. They were neither fun, nor relaxing nor therapeutic, but they taught me some valuable lessons.
Those experiences have helped me in my Thai Massage teaching and in my writing about it
My usual fail-safe routine for getting good massages
Normally I only go to therapists whom I know and who are consistently good. I rarely ever just walk into any old massage shop to get a massage. Why not? Because I have been disappointed one too many times with mechanical one-size-fits-all massages that just don’t do it for me.
I have to admit that as a 16 year veteran of practicing and teaching Thai Massage I set my standards higher than many others.