Traditional Thai massage is something that I will confess I knew little about before visiting Marina Spa. Of course, I had heard about the body massages that the spa is known for, as well as the seedy association with ‘happy endings’.
Whilst I figured these rumours couldn’t be true on a large scale, I was still keen to find out more about Thai Massage and whether these raunchy body massages were as common as the western media had led me to believe.
Thai Massage is an ancient practice used to relieve the stress in the body’s muscles through pressure techniques and stretching. Perhaps the most unusual thing about massage in Thailand is that the masseuse uses different parts of their body to perform the massage.
During a massage in Marina Spa, it is likely that you will be pulled around and stretched out. It is certainly not a gentle type of massage and you will need to bear in mind that it will be very different from anything you’re likely to have experienced before. As well as being kneaded by different parts of your masseuse’s body, it is also possible that you will be walked over (literally) and have your arms and legs yanked until your joints crack.
Although this sounds uncomfortable, Thai Massage parlours can offer some of the most relaxing massages that you can find. If you feel like your masseuse is too rough then simply tell them. In many places, the staff rely on tips so they want to make sure that you are enjoying the experience.
It can counteract all that sitting you do
It eases muscle pain
It soothes anxiety and depression
It relieves headachesContact Us