What are reasons for getting a Thai Massage?
There are many reasons for getting a Thai Massage.
- Some people just want to relax
- Some people have a specific problem which needs attention
- Others use it as a maintenance program for good health
- Some people like to improve their flexibility
One good reason is to just zone out and go into this trance-like state that is much easier to attain in a good massage session than with any meditation technique.
In a good Thai Massage session, this meditative or ‘zoning out’ effect happens naturally.
Making a good Thai Massage experience even better
Thai Massage is not just a technique – it is an art. There are many subtle elements which are essential for creating a wonderful Thai Massage experience for your clients.
This “Tips And Tricks” video series highlights some of them for you. In today’s episode you will see how to improve your sessions by maintaining body contact with your client.
How can you experience a blissful Thai Massage session?
Getting to this wonderfully relaxed state is only possible if there is a good flow and continuity in the massage techniques, and if the therapist does not do anything extreme or painful or insensitive.
There are many subtle details which can make the difference between a mediocre and a great Thai Massage session.
One of them is how much the therapist maintains body contact. If you are receiving a session, and you are drifting off into this wonderfully relaxed state, and then suddenly you feel…nothing! No touch…no contact.
The mental movie distraction
Next…your mental movie starts playing.
Why? ‘What’s happening?’ You don’t feel the therapist’s hands anymore. ‘What is going to happen now?’ ‘What comes next?’ ‘Where is the therapist now?’
As soon as the therapist disconnects, your mind starts to engage, trying to find out the reason for the disconnect. You open your eyes to see what is going on. You are pulled out of your blissful trance state and you enter thinking mode.
The little thing that makes a big difference
All this could have been easily avoided if the therapist would have maintained body contact throughout the session.
This is a seemingly insignificant detail, but it can make a significant difference in the quality of the Thai Massage session.
It can show if the therapist is able to connect with the client or is just performing a routine sequence of techniques.
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There are some simple and effective strategies for creating a superior Thai Massage experience. Once you learn them, you will be able to improve your practice of Thai Massage – or any other massage style – significantly.
Often it is those simple tweaks that can make a major difference in a Thai Massage session. Maintaining body contact is one of those simple adjustments.
You will find many more of these tweaks in our Tips And Tricks video series.
If you would like to watch other episodes of the Thai Massage tips and tricks series, you can 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 creator of 20 Thai Massage online training courses.