Tourism in Thailand: the traditional Thai massage finally recognized

You surely went to Thailand, you could appreciate the kindness of the people, the beautiful religious sites and of course taste the wonderful Thai cuisine. But did you appreciate the incredible number of massage parlours? When you’ve been there once, you often come back to it !

Thai masseuses and masseurs are experts in providing you with perfect relaxation. But, real Thai massage has real therapeutic virtues.

Precautions for a traditional Thai massage

It is important to note that you do not remove your clothes for a traditional Thai massage. You should therefore wear something loose and comfortable if you opt for a body massage.

Some people may find the massage technique quite painful. The therapist will use his or her hands, elbows and feet to apply pressure to various points on your body. This involves stretching, muscle compression and rocking to increase flexibility and relieve tension.

The discomfort is usually only temporary and once the massage is completed, you should feel good almost immediately.

Traditional Thai massage is finally recognized

It is now part of the « intangible cultural heritage » of the kingdom by UNESCO. The international body met for its 14th session in Bogota, Colombia, to inscribe the latest additions, which included not only Thai massage, but also two regional martial arts: Silat from Malaysia and Pencak Silat from Indonesia.

Serge Fabre

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