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What Is Thai Massage?

Watch more How to Give a Massage videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn about Thai massage with this massage techniques video. Expert: Renee French Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Hi, my name is Renee French and I'm here at Practical Massage Therapy in Nashville, Tennessee, and I'm going to be talking about massage therapy. Thai massage is also known as Thai yoga massage. In your session of Thai massage you will be fully clothed and the therapist will be working on the floor. The therapist performs this type of massage on a small stack of blankets or a couple of thin mats. It's still setup like a regular massage in a massage room. It's quiet. Usually there's some soft music, maybe some gentle lighting, candles, just like a regular massage. The goal is to follow the subtle energy channels of the body to help the body release and relax into the yoga-like postures. The therapist uses their body weight to help get some gentle, deep stretches of your body. The Thai therapy that I received usually started with the feet and the legs to start to align the body. Starting with the foundation he would work with the feet and the legs to start to release those muscles, and then start to work up into the hips and the low back, and end with the head and neck.
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