Bangkok Massage Guide - Thailand
Thailand and massage go hand in hand. The country is famous for lots of things and the Thai massage is up there in the top three things to experience.
It can be the serious therapeutic massage, usually given by masseures trained in the art and science of body massage.
The range of options is huge. Walk down any Soi in Bangkok or any provincial city in the country and you will see Massage signs.
Many women, western and Thai, enjoy a daily massage as part of their lifestyle.
Some of the Thai massage options:
Traditional Thai Massage
This can be serious stuff, and the ladies or men who practice the techniques are trained experts in the ancient art of massage.
Wat Pho in Bangkok has a training school for would be masseurs, and in decades and centuries past there have been blind Masseurs working from Wat Pho.
A Traditional Thai massage can be 1 or 2 hours, with just about every part of the body given treatment.
One of the techniques involves the masseur running a hand knuckle along the base of the foot, and for some this can be quite painful.
The masseur will manipulate arms and legs in a way you never thought possible.
Ultimately she may walk along your back putting pressure on your spine with her feet, and finish off by throwing you over her shoulders.
At the end of a Thai massage the body feels totally rejuvenated, and this is a feeling which can last for 3 or 4 days.
The feet which suffered the knuckle treatment will feel light and you will think you are walking on air.
Thailand has developed a reputation as a spa destination and quite rightly so.
Some of the best Spa resorts are here and they are regarded as some of the best in the world, not just the region.
Places such as Six Senses offer the very best in body rejuvenation without making it feel like a trip to a hospital.
At a Spa resort the treatments vary according to the customer's requirements and maybe some advice from the resort expert.
There are specialists in most fields, so a guest can home in on a problem they have had or simply use the spa to relax and enjoy.
Baths, whirlpools, saunas, massage and therapeutic treatments are offered.
For skin rejuvenation there are mud, seaweed, or pebble stone treatments. The stone or pebble baths are quite amazing as you sit in a bath of warming pebbles for about 10 minutes.
The most obvious effect is how the skin feels, but you will also have lost of few pounds, sitting in a bath doing nothing.
With an oil massage the body is simply massaged using oils.