While this may sound painful, a traditional Thai massage – provided by a trained and certified practitioner – shouldn’t actually hurt but be both relaxing and healthy for the recipient’s entire body and soul.
If you find your massager’s style too “aggressive” or “painful”, don’t be shy and ask him or her to swift to a “softer” massaging style.
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Also known as “foot reflexology massage”, it is based on the ancient Chinese belief that hundreds of “reflex zones” in our feet correspond to certain organs of our body, and that by professional manipulation of these zones, healing of certain symptoms and syndromes in the respective organs can occur.
As studies have shown, foot massage also yields release of stress.
While a traditional Thai masseur/masseuse usually won’t make use of oil, except for perhaps some Tiger Balm oil, oil massage (softer and less “painful” but also less effective) and variations like aromatherapy or “herbal massage” are also available in most massage parlours, however at slightly higher prices.
While most massage shops in Pattaya restrict their services to traditional Thai-style massage (spiced up perhaps with a few non-standard “extras”), a full body massage or “soapy massage” is really more than just a massage of the body for the sake of therapeutic benefits.
The massage practitioner leans on the recipient’s body, using hands, fingers, elbows and feet to apply firm, rhythmic pressure on the recipient’s body.
Thai massage follows the so-called lines on the body, somehow analogous to “energy lines” or meridians.
Such extra services, should they be offered, are however included in the regular price.
Foot massage, as the name says, is performed on the feet of the recipient.