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Traditional Thai massage has gained a reputation for its ability to alleviate backache, headache, stomach ache, and nervous tension as well as more serious ailments such as fever, epileptic fit, early paralysis and spinal defects.
Thai massage is based on the concept of invisible energy lines running along the body. This is linked to ancient Indian yoga philosophy, which state that we receive life energy, or prana, via a network of 72000 energy lines that interconnect along our bodies.
Thai massage focuses on 10 key lines, known as "sip cen"
The energy along these lines powers all of our physical, mental and emotional processes, so when there is an energy imbalance the body’s harmony is disrupted, causing pain and disease, Massaging along the energy lines can break down the energy blockages, stimulate the flow of "prana" and restore general well-being.
One key difference between Thai and Western massage is that Thai massage is applied without oils, with the person fully clothed in loose-fitting garments. Thai massage also use pressure, muscle stretching and compression, practiced in gentle, rhythmic rocking motions which are smooth flowing.
The masseuse uses not only the hands, but also the feet, knees, and elbows during the massage which is usually performed on a mattress placed on the floor. Some people after having undergone Thai massage complain of aching in places where they didn’t ache before.