Nuad Thai Massage
Casually referred to as the "yoga for lazy people,” Nuad Thai Massage is a fully clothed massage, traditionally practiced on the ground, that incorporates yoga-like positions and acupressure (pressure points). It is important to come dressed in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, that you feel comfortable moving in. The practitioner applies pressure with their fingers, palms, elbows, knees, and feet as you are guided through a series of rhythmic stretches, while laying on your back, stomach, side, and in a sitting position. As each stretch is paired with an inhale or exhale, this massage will leave you feeling calm, relaxed, and stretched. It is nothing short of a spiritual experience.
As of December 13, 2019, UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) declared Nuad Thai as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. “According to Unesco, the practice has its "roots in self-care in Thai peasant society of the past, [where] every village had massage healers whom villagers would turn to when they had muscle aches from working the field”."