Thai massage was developed in Thailand over 2,500 years ago, influenced by the traditional medicine of India, China as well as by yoga. Thai massage is done with loose, comfortable cloths, usually on a floor mat or a firm mattress.
During the massage the receiver is positioned in a variety of yoga-like positions, while deep static and rhythmic pressures form the core of the massage. The practitioner leans on the recipient's body using hands straight forearms to apply firm rhythmic pressure. A full Thai massage session typically lasts about two hours, and includes rhythmic pressing and stretching of the entire body, including pulling fingers, toes, ears, cracking the knuckles, walking on the recipient's back, and manipulating the recipients body into many different positions.
Thai massage has many benefits, including relief from multiple ailments ranging from asthma and migraines to sprains, bruises, and anxiety. In addition, it can also relief of physical and emotional tension, ameliorated sleep, improved flexibility, a greater awareness of body and mind, and release blocked energy.
In the nineteen century Thai massage begun to spread all over the world and it is now one of the most popular massage forms worldwide. Thai massage is also very popular in Israel and especially in Tel-Aviv. Getting a traditional Thai massage in Tel Aviv is a special treat the takes all worries away from the hectic city life and promotes relaxation, calm and better sleep.