Nuat thai or Thai massage, once a preventative health practice for Buddhist monks, combines the knowledge of India, China and Southeast Asia. Principles of acupressure, Ayurveda, yoga and native treatments to Thailand, for instance are contained in this beautiful form. The connection of the giver and receiver is an important characteristic of thai massage because it emphasizes the mutual healing through common breath.
My version is a mix of Chinese and Thai massage. This means that the massage is not only for relaxation purposes but it works also on key Chinese acupressure points to help circulate blocked qi and blood. This reinforces the medical part of Traditional Thai massage, which is based on local and regional medicines, including Chinese medicine.
Comfortable clothing is recommended, the Thai massage is done clothed.