muscles, ultimately encouraging flow of energy around the body. It is performed on a mat on the floor using no oils, as it is done on top of clothes. It is also very good for those of you feeling stiff, especially during travel, as you are stretched throughout the massage. The techniques used can also help to increase blood circulation, boost the immune system and promote mental clarity. Relaxing your body and loosening your limbs, allowing the therapist to take your weight, will ensure maximum benefits from the massage.". Through working on the meridian lines and joints, it warms up the body physically and emotionally enabling maximum benefit from the stretching.". Advertisement For Massage, courtesy of Pixabay, what To Expect. The receiver will be positioned in a variety of yoga-like positions during the course of the massage, that is also combined with deep static and rhythmic pressures. Soi Cowboy In Bangkok, courtesy of Kelly Iverson, pricing. Another study suggested that patients suffering from back pain associated with myofascial trigger points (the connective tissue that holds us together) should consider receiving Thai massages as an alternative primary health care treatment. Is all this traveling making you sore? Thailand has a reputation for its red light districts and sex industry. In Thailand, a dozen or so subjects may be receiving massage simultaneously in one large room. Today, commercially, Thai massage combines both pressure points and stretching.". Wat Pho Thai Traditional Massage School.