What is Thai Massage?

What is Thai Massage?



Thai Massage

Thai massage looks like a cross between acupressure, yoga, and Zen shiatsu and is inspired by Buddhist teachings.

The actual massage consists of a technique that uses a myriad of techniques including slow, rhythmic compressions and stretches along the body’s energy lines, also called Sen in Thai. Over 70,000 Sen are said to exist within the body.

Thai massage concentrates on applying pressure along 10 of the most important Sen using the palms of the hands, thumbs, elbows, and feet.


The effort from the practitioner works to free tension within the body.

Practitioners also position the body into yoga-like poses and gently rock the body to more deeply open joints and facilitate limbering.

A thorough Thai massage includes the following basic positions:

-from the front with the client lying supine -from the side with the client alternately lying on either side -from the back with the client lying prone -in a sitting position -in an inverted position

Building blocks

One of the most important principles of Thai massage is the continuous flow of sequential movements that prepares the client for the next step in the massage. The practitioner is always aware of his position so that an uninterrupted, slow rhythm is maintained.

The compressions make you feel better

Deep, sustained pressure ensures that the myofascia, or the muscle’s connective tissue, soften and relax in order to release the flow of energy along the Sen and to prepare the client for the large-scale stretches that follow.

Cynthia O.

New York, NY

It seemed like he always knew how much pressure to use and where to work on my body, almost like he was reading my mind.

Casey G.

Port Chester, NY

You owe it to yourself to get a real expert like Reinhold. He is professional, friendly, and highly talented.

Eric L.

Washington, DC

 Reinhold is a true professional, excellent.  I left with my posture straighter, walking taller, and feeling recharged.

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