I cannot even remember how often I received a Thai Massage here in Thailand, and the therapist told me to lie in a certain position, like prone (face down) or on my side without any regard to my comfort.
The Thai Massage therapists here assume that you can lie face down for an extended period of time with your head turned to the side at a 90 degree angle.
If your neck is anything less than very flexible, this can feel quite uncomfortable. There are several positions in Thai Massage where you really have to support your client’s bodies properly in order to ensure that your massage clients can relax. These are the prone, side and sitting positions.
In this first video of the ‘Tips and Tricks’ series I will show you how to simulate a face cradle while working on a floor mat.