In October 2015 I spent three weeks in Chiang Mai, in the north of Thailand, to take courses at the Sunshine massage school, a place with a very good reputation (even though it’s name might not sound very formal). The last course I did was a week of ‘fieldwork’. Under the supervision of a teacher, we … Continue reading ”Is Thai Massage supposed to hurt?”
When you come to me for a massage, I will always start the session with a short conversation. I explain some things about Thai Yoga Massage and about what you can expect. And I ask: ‘Why do you feel like receiving a massage today?’. Depending on your answer, we formulate a goal for the massage … Continue reading What can you expect from my massage?
Good question! What we usually mean when we in the West talk about Thai Massage, in Thailand is called nuat phaen boran (‘ancient-style massage’) or more recently nuat phaen thai (‘Thai-style massage’). There are many forms of Nuat Boran, but they all have certain characteristics in common: the receiver is dressed and is brought in positions that you could … Continue reading Is any massage given by a Thai person automatically a ‘Thai massage’?