The Thai Massage has roots in the Indian teachings of Ayurveda and Yoga and is a holistic cure which has been heavily influenced by Traditional Chinese Medicine. Thai massage aims to release tension in the body and improve circulation. A Thai massage is much more invigorating than the Swedish style and is done on the floor on mats with both the masseuse and guest in loose clothing. It does not focus on relaxing the muscles but rather on working on the meridians to bring life force into a harmonious balance and restore strength. The massage includes acupressure, stretching, tapping and stretching techniques, reflexology, yoga elements and "walking on the back".
Guests who have injuries or conditions such as blood clots, for example, should check with their doctor before getting a Thai massage.