Apart the night life, another international famous feature of Thailand is the Thai Massage. Those giving massages in Pattaya are properly trained and very skilled with their hands, offering a genuine muscle rehabilitation service.
It is said that the Thai massage was developed by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, physician to Lord Buddha, more than 2,500 years ago in India. From India, this art went to Thailand, where the Ayurvedic techniques and principles gradually became influenced by taditional Chinese medicine. For centuries, Thai massage was practiced by monks as one component of Thai medicine.
Thai massage has been a special art for hundreds of years. It has been passed down from generation to generation and refined by practice. In Pattaya, massage is still alive and well and enjoyed by thousands of visitors and locals every day. The methods used for massaging are traditional and date back to Indian Ayurvedic practice which was originally developed by Buddhist monks almost 2000 years ago. The tourists can find massage shops all across Thailand, particularly in tourist areas such as Pattaya.
Having a Thai massage is an invigorating experience and eradicates all the aches and pains you get from travelling, water-sports and sitting on long bus and air journeys.
Spending an hour or two having your muscles pushed, pulled kneaded and relaxed does not cost much but refreshes you greatly. In Pattaya, Thai massage is liberally offered and this is an experience that a tourist should not miss. A two hour massage will cost you less than the price of a gym work-out at home. See list of recommended massage shops, further down this website.