Gallery of Thai Massage Stretches

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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.

Click the photos for details on the Thai massage movements. These photos are displayed for informational purposes only. 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.

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

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Back Press

photo credit: © David and Tukta Roylance

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

5
Butterfly Pose

photo credit: © David and Tukta Roylance

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

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

6
Spinal Twist in Lying Position

photo credit: © David and Tukta Roylance

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

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

7
Shoulder Stand

photo credit: © David and Tukta Roylance

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

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

8
Plough pose

photo credit: © David and Tukta Roylance

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

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

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.

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

10
Half Locust

photo credit: © David and Tukta Roylance

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

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

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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.

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

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