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Thai Massage On A Floor Mat Versus A Table

Should Thai Massage be done on a floor mat or on a table?

What’s better – a floor mat or a table for Thai Massage?

If you go to Thailand, you will find that Thai Massage is mostly done and taught on a floor mat. Why is that?

Thai Massage is a therapeutic system dating back hundreds of years. It was designed to help people with their aches and pains.

Fancy environments, decorations, or expensive equipment like tables were not considered necessary or useful, and, as you will see, not even practical.

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The No-Pain-No-Gain Myth In Thai Massage

The no-pain-no-gain myth in Thai Massage

I have often heard this myth that Thai Massage is painful. But, after working on countless clients over the last 20 years, nobody ever told me that my sessions were painful.

My wife has been doing Thai Massage sessions for as long as I have, and nobody ever complained that her sessions are painful either.

Both of us have put many hundreds of clients into a wonderful trance-like state with our sessions. So then – what’s this ‘painful Thai Massage’ all about?

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How To Understand Thai Massage Stretches And Traction

Thai Massage stretching and traction

When learning Thai Massage, you will notice that there are many techniques which are not much used in other modalities.

Two examples are stretches and traction moves. Do you know what exactly the difference is between stretches and traction? This video demonstrates it clearly with examples from both types of techniques.

Stretching in Thai Massage

The purpose of stretching is to re-establish full or normal range of motion by relaxing muscles and getting them to release tightness and tension.

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Thai Massage Interview With Shama Kern And Shai Plonski

There are many Thai Massage teachers with interesting stories to tell, fascinating backgrounds, and unique styles. This time Shama Kern, the founder of Thai Healing Massage Academy, interviews Shai Plonski, founder of Still Light Center Thai Massage School.

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