Some aspects of yoga have been incorporated in the massage, bending and twisting the torso to ‘reset’ the muscular-skeletal position. Most attention is given to areas which are most muscular, such as the thighs. The procedure is a slow and patient one.
The masseuse will usually ask you if you prefer softer or harder massage. There aren’t many sudden brutal movements in harder massage, but the kneading can be quite painful, especially if your muscles are all tensed up.
The Thai masseuse make the most of use of the, however, as with the fingers, indirect pressure is applied and the ball of the digit is used rather than the tip. A properly trained Thai massage practitioner usually avoids sensitive areas such as the knees.
If you suffer from any ailments or chronic problems sensitive to body pressure such as a history of back pain, you are advised to receive your massage from a professional spa, where the masseuse will usually discuss with you beforehand any existing problems so as to avoid anything painful or harmful. The experts advise that one should not go for a massage directly after eating or if one is pregnant.