Category - Massage

Worldwide Massage: Thai Massage

Known as “nuat phaen boran,” translating as “ancient manner massage,” Thai massage is based in the yoga and ayurveda traditions. Like many Oriental massage modalities, the physical manipulation of massage is only one...

Worldwide Massage: Shiatsu

Shiatsu is an outgrowth of Japanese Anma massage, having been recognised as a therapy distinct from Anma since 1964. There are many styles of shiatsu that balance western anatomy and physiology with traditional Chinese...

Why Massage Infants,

Any touch is good for a baby, but infant massage is a particular set of techniques. Beyond caresses and pats, baby massage is a definite set aside time, like story time or bedtime. The best time to massage babies are...

Massage in Thailand: Oriental de Phuket

Oriental de Phuket offers many styles of massage, including traditional Thai massage, aromatherapy, hand and foot massage, sports massage, and Indian head massage (champissage). The professional therapists are trained...

Massage in Thailand: Nirvana Massage Centre

The Nirvana Massage Centre in Bangkok, Thailand caters to male and female clientele, offering spa and salon services in addition to their traditional Thai massage, oil massage, and reflexology treatments. Guests can...

Massage in Thailand: The Garden Chiang Mai

The Garden Chiang Mai offers traditional Thai massage, nuat phaen boran, performed by therapists trained at certified Thai massage schools in Chiang Mai, as well as foot massage and oil massage. A traditional Thai...

Oils for Baby Massage

With babies’ sensitive skin, using some form of massage lubricant is important for making the massage a positive experience for the infant. Since many parents already have baby oil handy in the nursery for nappy rash...

Finding Massage in Thailand: Word of Mouth

One of the best ways to find a skilled masseuse or masseur in Thailand is to ask around with native friends or your Thai hosts. Among many of the therapists trained at the prestigious Wat Po or Chiang Mai academies of...

Massage for Relaxation

Whether getting massage on a physician’s order or to pamper themselves with a day at the spa, one of the first benefits people notice is that getting massaged is relaxing. Simply the act of taking time out for oneself...

Massage for Pain Relief

The instinct to rub a sore or hurt spot on our own bodies shows what a natural treatment for pain massage is. Message can manage chronic pain as well as acute, and is particularly effective with chronic low back pain...

Massage for Anxiety and Depression

Touch, whether it is a pat on the back or a hug, is an instinctive response to comforting a person. Given that, it should not be surprising that touch, in the form of massage therapy can be quite helpful in treating...

Massage’s Benefit to the Immune System

Massage has shown some promise for strengthening immune systems. In general, massage decreases T-cell activity and increases cytotoxic activity, both of which can help people with immune systems compromised by illnesses...