Thai Massage therapists, especially here in Thailand, use a technique which they call ‘chopping’. It consists of placing the palms of both hands together and then using the edges of the hands to ‘chop’ on various muscles.
However I found this technique neither very effective nor pleasant, and therefore I developed a different version.
I call it ‘Percussion for Thai Massage“. After many years of using it, and after getting lots of client feedback, I know that this technique is effective and that massage clients like it. It looks very easy, but it does require some finesse to make it feel really good.
If you do it wrong, the technique will feel terrible, like someone working you over with a jackhammer. If you do it correctly, you can put people into a trance with it.
In this third video of the Thai Massage ‘Tips And Tricks’ series you will see how to use percussion for Thai Massage effectively. (shown in prone position)
If you have not seen the video yet which demonstrates how to make clients comfortable in the prone position, you can watch ‘Thai Massage ‘Tips And Tricks part 1″ where the correct setup is demonstrated.
If you would like to see other videos in the Thai Massage Tips And Tricks series, you will find them here:
Thai Massage Tips And Tricks Video Series
The author, Shama Kern, has been practicing and teaching Thai Massage for two decades. He is the founder and director of Thai Healing Massage Academy and the author of 20 Thai Massage online training courses.