What is the difference between Thai massage & Tui Na?
Thai massage is performed on the floor on the clothed body with the recipient lying or sitting and requires no special equipment other than a thick blanket. Tui Na is done on a massage couch on the clothed body or with the patient seated on an ordinary chair
Thai massage is rather like applied yoga with many large-scale joint manipulations that stretch muscles gently and very effectively and like Tui Na releases powerful healing forces that ease pain and stress.
Tui Na uses a wide variety of soft tissue techniques to deeply stimulate the meridians and acupoints together with powerful joint manipulations.
Thai massage like Tui Na, is concerned with balancing the intrinsic energies of the body, mind and spirit. Unlike the Chinese system, Thai massage lacks a sophisticated theoretical background – 14 meridians with 365 acu-points and diagnosis.