In Thai Massage you can do amazing work without much effort. The reason is that you work with your body weight instead of using muscle power.
The purpose of the technique in the image is to stretch and massage the hip flexors and the quadriceps muscles.
In this case, you have the advantage that you can work entirely with body weight. The pressure is done with your forearms and does not even involve the use of your hands.
There are many more moves that can be done hands-free without stressing your hands. The techniques are both relaxing and therapeutic.
This Thai Massage technique is excellent to counteract shortened and tight hip flexors due to too much sitting.
Watch this Thai Massage technique in action in this video
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The author, Shama Kern, is the founder of Thai Healing Massage Academy. He has been practicing and teaching Thai Massage for over two decades, and he is the author of 20 online Thai Massage training courses.