Massage in Thailand. How not to run into hack
Massage has long been loved and revered by almost all the inhabitants of the globe. It is understandable. One type of massage relaxes that in conditions of constant stress, work, everyday problems, etc., it is a lifesaver. Another type has healing functions and, with the right approach, can bring long-awaited improvement to the problem areas of your body.
In this article, we will talk about Thai massage, which has become the hallmark of the country, and few travelers are able to resist the temptation to try out this type of relaxation on themselves. It is important not to confuse massage with other types of services that are popular in Thailand.
If you want to get a truly qualified service, then pay attention to a number of subtleties that should be considered when choosing a good massage therapist.
The location of the cabin. A good massage should be sought on the main streets of the city, and not in the alleys and unfamiliar places, where the foot of an ordinary tourist steps a little. This also applies to massage on the beach. Every second person will tell you that he is fluent in all types of Thai massage. In reality, Thais simply take a couple of simple lessons and earn extra money in this way in crowded places. For most residents, this is an additional form of income.
Staff. If the masseur performs the functions of administrator, cashier, etc., you should be wary. A professional master in a good salon performs only his direct duties, not exchanging for other part-time jobs. A small number of staff again suggests that you should not trust a beautiful sign or big words.
The interior will also tell you about the level of the institution. It is important to have a shower in case of oil massage. A large, beautiful, clean salon with special massage furniture (convertible chairs) will indicate to you the correctness of your choice.
Private rooms available
It’s important to know! This kind of massage, like Thai, according to all the canons is done in a separate room. You should be offered to change into special clothes. If not, then you can safely look for another institution.
If you have chosen a suitable salon, the second problem that you will encounter is the choice of the type of massage.
TYPES OF MASSAGE
To learn all the charm of Thailand, you need to visit a Thai massage. It should be carried out no more than 2 times a week, since it is quite intense and tough. This type of massage has a beneficial effect on all organs of the body. Contraindications are varicose veins, various serious injuries, sprains, especially if they have not completely healed. Be sure to warn the wizard about existing health problems.
One of the most favorite types of massages. Very nice and relaxing. He has almost no contraindications. Know that you will be offered to strip naked, so we recommend choosing a different type of massage for shy ones. In good salons, massage therapists hide their bodies under several towels, gradually opening one or another part of the body that they plan to massage. All this is done for comfort, so that a person feels “at ease”. After the massage, you will be offered either a shower or towels.
Advice! It is better not to eat food before the procedure. After the massage, a pleasant feeling of hunger appears, which indicates its proper conduct.
A massage with aromatic oils is also possible. Adding a few drops of oil will significantly affect the cost of the procedure.
Another of the varieties is a four-hand massage, when two massage therapists work with you at once.
HEAD, BACK AND HAND MASSAGE
The main emphasis in this type of massage is given to massaging the head. Next, the back and arms are used. Massage is very relaxing. Some even fall asleep during the procedure.
Here, again, varicose veins may be a contraindication. Before the procedure, your feet will be washed or wiped with a damp towel.
MASSAGE WITH ADDITIONAL SUBJECTS
Fans of all kinds of devices will appreciate the massage using additional items (stones, bags of herbs, sticks).
MASSAGE (PEELING) FOOT WITH FISH
A pleasant, non-binding procedure for those who are not afraid of tickling. The process is that you immerse your feet in a container of water, in which there are hundreds of small “hungry massage therapists” who grab your legs.
MASSAGE FOR NEWLYWEDS
If you spend your honeymoon in Thailand, then the so-called massage for the newlyweds – a joint massage for the couple – will suit you like no one else. Massage takes place in one room on parallel tables.
Thailand is a magnificent country that attracts millions of tourists every year with its beauty. When choosing it for your next trip, plan where you want to go, what you want to try. Just do not rush into the pool with your head. Be vigilant and do not let yourself be deceived!