Gallery of Thai Massage Stretches

1
Bridge Pose

photo credit: © David and Tukta Roylance

Thai massage is also called Thai yoga massage because the therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. People who try Thai massage sometimes say it is like doing yoga without any work. Muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure are also used during Thai massage.

Thai massage requires education and training from a qualified instructor and should only be performed by a qualified Thai massage instructor.

The bridge pose is a Thai massage position that opens the back and chest areas.

All poses demonstrated by Thai massage therapists David and Tukta Roylance
Touch of Asia School of Traditional Thai Massage and Herbal Medicine (Sterling, VA).

2
Back Press

photo credit: © David and Tukta Roylance

The back press is a Thai massage pose that opens the shoulder and chest areas.

3
King Cobra

photo credit: © David and Tukta Roylance

The king cobra is a Thai massage pose that stretches the middle and upper back while opening the chest and shoulder area.

4
Cobra Pose

photo credit: © David and Tukta Roylance

The Cobra is a Thai massage pose that stretches the middle and upper back while opening the chest and shoulder area.

5
Butterfly Pose

photo credit: © David and Tukta Roylance

The butterfly pose is a Thai massage pose that stretches the hamstrings.

6
Spinal Twist in Lying Position

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The spinal twist in lying position is a Thai massage pose that stretches the back and iliotibial band.

7
Shoulder Stand

photo credit: © David and Tukta Roylance

The shoulder stand is a Thai massage pose that stretches the back and quadriceps muscles.

8
Plough pose

photo credit: © David and Tukta Roylance

The plough pose is a Thai massage pose that stretches the neck and hamstrings.

9
Fish Pose

photo credit: © David and Tukta Roylance

The fish pose is a Thai massage pose that stretches the back while opening the chest and shoulders.

10
Half Locust

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The half locust is a Thai massage pose that stretches the quadriceps and psoas muscles.

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Spinal Twist

photo credit: © David and Tukta Roylance

The spinal twist is a Thai massage pose that stretches the back on each side of the body.

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