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 never found this technique very effective, and therefore I developed my own.
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 like many things in life, it looks easier than it is.
If you do it wrong, the technique will feel terrible, like someone working you over with a jack hammer. 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 I demonstrate how to use percussion for Thai Massage effectively. (shown in prone position)
If you have not seen the video yet where I show how to make clients comfortable in the prone position, I recommend you watch ‘Thai Massage ‘Tips And Tricks part 1″ where I demonstrate the correct setup.