What Thai massage brings me
Thai massage is came to me 5 years ago while I was in my first solo travel trip in Southeast Asia. While I was visiting Thailand for the first time, I decided like many people to try Thai massage with apprehension. Indeed, because of the experience of others travellers when it was my turn to try, I asked to the massage therapist to have a soft massage. I must admit it was very soft but was an enjoyable experience that I decided to repeat again by learning Thai massage.
This is 3 years after my first massage that I undertook thai massage courses at Wat Pho School in Bangkok. For 5 days, course’s time, I learnt all different postures and gestures, and especially philosophy of traditional thai massage. Furthermore, this massage has his own philosophy of Thailand. This massage demand not only learning by heart different parts of this one but this is especially decide to open up to another culture, this is discovering another philosophy, meeting a people who has his own values. Having the intention to learn Thai massage is showing to natives ones that not only we are interested to them and their culture but also especially we want to export a part of their culture in our own country to discover it and sensitive people to another therapy.
What is exactly Thai massage?
This is a massage practised on a mattress, dressed. Why dressed? This is a modest massage that means why client must be dressed. Generally, 1 hour 30 to 2 hours must be counted in which massage therapist is going to apply pressure on meridian lines, which are energetic lines in which energy is circulating. When those ones are blocked energy do not circulate very well and can provocate muscular blockade. It is not rare that people are looking for another therapy or solution in order to unblock their muscular problems. That is why by applying those pressures energy will take inside of meridian lines back, which will circulate better.
My experience as Thai massage therapist
With those massages I have found a real sharing and also a superb discovery for those who have a massage. Indeed, this kind of massage is already an atypical therapy for occidental people. As a massage therapist, I have pleasure to see people be open-minded to this kind of massage, and I think this is because, mainly, this massage comes from elsewhere arouse curiosity. Finally, people discover other ways to have massages and those ones bring something more than classic massages. I would also say that Thai massage allow to people to be open to something else. This is exactly what I love bringing through this practice. Indeed, this is bringing people to be opened to innovation, be receptive to unknown things.
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Travel blogger and photographer from Switzerland.
I travel the world and with my photographs I show the beauty of the world in order to raise awareness to people about Planet Earth’s issues, and wildlife.