Fieldwork Thai massage

“Is Thai Massage supposed to hurt?”

Thai massage is has a reputation for being intense or even painful. However, this does’t have to be the case. Without sacrificing effectiveness, the massage can be adjusted to your preferences and possibilities. So, what’s my approach? Psychology identifies a mental state (called “Flow”) in which people are happiest when they experience a balance of … Continue reading ”Is Thai Massage supposed to hurt?”

Ancient text on Thai Massage

Is any massage given by a Thai person automatically a ‘Thai 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’?