7 Basic Principles of Thai Massage
1.) TOUCH - finding the perfect touch. Fulness of touch.
Precision. Care. Love. Sensitivity.
Security. To make the receiver feel safe and loved.
The whole hand engaged - yet fingers relaxed
“… seeing, feeling, thinking fingers….” (William Gerner Sutherland)
2.) PARTICIPATION - to be fully engaged in what we are doing.
With our mind, with our hearts
and with our bodies. Being in the present moment.
Open to whatever is happening underneath
our hands. Ready to adapt and adjust to the need of the receiver.
3.) POSTURE- always make sure, you are comfortable in your posture.
4.) CENTERING - maintaining our centre. Grounded, connected, balanced.
5.) GRAVITY - Using our bodyweight and the gravity to sink into the body instead of using
muscular power. In this way we can sink deeper with grace and without having to fight. We can
not go too deep but only too fast!!
6.) DANCE - the beauty of transitions. To move from one pose to the other as one unity. Smooth
and fluid. With as little effort as necessary. With rhythm and grace.
7.) PRAYER & GRATITUDE - ask for guidance, leaving your own story behind. Hold space and
remain compassionate and detached. Without entering the “emotional soup”. End every session
with a prayer and a sense of gratitude and humbleness.