There’s an interesting article about Thai massage in Bangkok, suggesting some Thai massage studios where you can get a treatment.
Thai massage is a highly interactive massage where the practitioner aims to rejuvenate your energy levels by applying pressure to your network of Sen energy lines. It is thought to have been developed by a yogi named Jivaka Kumarabhacca from yoga practice in about 500BC.
The information that is contained within it is pretty much a rough overview. For example, it should be noted that Jivaka was a personal friend of the Buddha, and even treated the Sangha – the community of monks that followed the Buddha, on occasion.
They do offer some good advice how to get more pleasure and enjoyment out of your Thai massage treatment in Bangkok:
1. It’s pretty obvious but relax, man. The more relaxed you are, the more you will get out of it.
2. Say “bao noi” if you want a lighter massage and “jep” for pain.
3. Don’t have too many preconceptions. There is considerable variation throughout the regions with no single routine that is universally accepted.
4. Do tell your therapist where you have aches and pains.