Thai massage combines elements of Shiatsu, Yoga, and acupressure.
It aims to clear blockages in the energy meridians of the body by
applying a healing touch to the affected pressure points.
Once these blockages are removed, energy flows freely
throughout the body and this leads to relief from ailments
and overall improved physical and mental health.
The technique of soft touching and stretching also
frees the tension in the limbs and muscles and brings
about pain relief and improves flexibility.
In general, the Thai poeple are friendly and polite, and you should try to act the same way.
It is very bad behaviour to start loud arguments or challenge someone in public.
Harsh criticism, shouting, or other displays of anger or rage will not get you
anywhere in Thailand. A person`s head is considered sacred and it is an insult
to touch it. The feet, on the other hand, are considered very impure, and you
should never point at a person, or a religious object with a foot or step over somebody.
The king of Thailand and royal family are held in genuine respect by the people
and you should never speak derogatively about them or act disrespectfully
with regard to them (for instance, never step on a Thai bank note -
it depicts the head of the king. People have been known to be arrested for this!)