As I travel rather often I very much take pleasure
From all the kinds of massage that are available, none fascinate me as much as traditional Thai massage. Although i'm a fully qualified massage therapist myself, the practice that the Thais have created still intrigues me further than all others. Perhaps the only detail that intrigues me more is how those rather tiny Thai women can manipulate a male of my stature with such power! That was certainly my experience in Thailand, I was wondering if it would be the same if I had a full body massage Sydney experience by the local Thais.
Thai massage interestingly started in India. It's a system using both Meridian pressure points and stretching in combination with a very old breathing technique called 'Pranayama.' The breathing practice cleanses and relaxes the muscles and at the same time builds up the nervous system.
Many Asian massage methods are in fact ancient healing rituals which originally were crafted and matured over centuries in the Far East and India. Asian massage practices are becoming even more common in western countries. This is in unison with the west's increasing fascination with holistic methods of exercise and relaxation like pilates and yoga.
I guess that's one of the many reasons I really like Thai Massage so much, I really like the background and culture that it came from.
So continuing with my story. When recently in Sydney I was hoping to discover a Thai Massage Therapy business that wasn't one of the more commercial centers that I would often find advertised in the weekly newspaper. So I merely enquired around wherever I found myself, and after a short time I was advised, 'you should try out this Thai Massage shop not too far from here'. Ah ha, this may possibly be just what I was seeking.
Well, after coming across it in the suburb of Burwood, not too far west of the Sydney CBD, I was welcomed by a tiny lady, unmistakably a native Thai and I at once felt very comfortable in this small but very cosy location. I fought the urge to try the more relaxing reflexology or oil massage, which are also favorites of mine, and booked in for a sixty minute minute Traditional Thai Massage.
Needless to say, the massage was truly fantastic and yes I was again astounded at the power of this small lady. I'll definately return on any future visit to receive my all important full body massage Sydney.
The only unfortunate part of this tale is found in a talk with the nice Thai lady after the massage, she told me that it is annoying receiving telephone calls almost each day from men searching for 'special services' or 'happy endings'. This is unmistakably a legitimate and genuine shop and all on offer is definately non sexual.
For a truly wonderful massage that is as genuine as you may find in Thailand, I couldn't imagine a better place for an authentic Thai full body massage Sydney experience.
Arthur Bakeright is a qualified but non practicing massage therapist and avid traveller. He now writes extensively on both massage and travel.
The experience written about in this article was at Sen Thai Massage and Spa. Visit their website at http://www.sydneythaimassage.com You can also find lots of massage advice, tips and reviews at http://www.massageadviceonline.com