Thai massages are a combination of body massages techniques and Yoga stretches. The techniques used here are different from the other types of massages. Thai massage techniques involve movement, stretching and application of pressure. Instead of rubbing and tapping, masseurs use techniques such as compression, pulling, stretching and rocking.
Thai massages are sometimes performed on a padded mat instead of a massage table. You will have to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Oil/lotions are not used. This is a more physical type of massage compared to the others. Your body is stretched to open up your joints to allow your energy (Sen in Thai) to flow through your body.
Many people believe that the health benefits of Thai massage include lowering stress, boosting energy, and improving athletic performance.