Thai Massage is a close contact massage system. The client’s body is moved all over the place by the therapist. You can’t do this from a distance. The therapist has to get in close and use his or her body and body weight to accomplish those techniques.
In Thailand this is normal and nobody gives it a second thought. However in the western world many therapists have to figure out what they are comfortable with or not, and what their boundaries are.
These boundaries can be reasonable and useful, but if they are applied excessively, they can also be unnecessarily restrictive and prevent the therapist from doing essential therapeutic work.
Are there inappropriate areas, no-go zones, off-limit situations in Thai Massage? Yes, there are, but they are a lot smaller and there are a lot fewer of them than many therapists would think.
This video discusses this topic from the viewpoint of the environment in Thailand. It is mostly useful information for practicing Thai Massage therapists.
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Thai Massage Tips And Tricks