Rainforest Hideaway B&B

Accommodation, Sculpture Trail, Thai Massage

Thai Massage

Relaxation In The Rainforest
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Your B&B hosts Rob and Aruni have established the above facility where Aruni practises the traditional Thai massage skills she has brought with her from her native Thailand.

Please allow us to give you an introduction in to what Thai massage is, as many people are either not sure or have no idea what the difference with more common western style massage is.

What most western people know as massage is often referred to as Swedish massage, with a Swede first having combined massage techniques from around the world in to a system of stroking and kneading, in this the recipient is undressed and massage oil is used.

Thai massage in the Daintree rain forest

In Thai massage the recipient is fully dressed, in thin loose fitting clothing, and no oil is used. Instead of a massage table, the receiver lies on a matt or firm mattress. Not only hands are used, but also elbows, knees, body weight, and for those built strong enough the masseuse can even walk on your back.

Traditional Thai massage has been practised for thousands of years, and has influences from India, China, and from yoga.

It is actually sometimes referred to as "yoga for the lazy" as the masseuse moves your body around in various poses for the stretches.

Thai Massage or Oil Massage?

Massage Rates $70.- hr / $100.- 1.5 hour

Stretching and pressure

Thai massage in the Daintree rain forest

Thai massage combines stretching and applying pressure in many different ways.

The strong techniques of Thai massage go deeper and are more effective than other massage styles.

Yoga for the lazy

Thai massage is an ancient way of rejuvenating the body

Thai massage has some interesting stretches, and you can see why it is also sometimes called "yoga massage" or "yoga for the lazy"..

Thai massage stretches and moves many parts of the body, and is more rigorous than the western style oil massage.

Oil massage

Oil massage is a more relaxing style

If you prefer a more gentle and relaxing style of massage then oil massage might be the better option for you.

Thai oil massage is great for relaxing the muscles and relieving lower back pains.

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