Fieldwork Thai massage

“Is Thai Massage supposed to hurt?”

In October 2015 I spend 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?”

Ancient text on Thai Massage

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

Good question. What we mean when we talk about Thai Massage nowadays, 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 certain characteristics they all have in common: the receiver is dressed and is brought in positions that you could say resemble yoga poses. … Continue reading Is any massage given by a Thai person automatically a ‘Thai massage’?