Thai Massage is believed to have originated in India more than 2,500 years ago. It then made its way to Thailand, where it was adopted by Buddhist monks as part of their yogic practice. Thai massage combines acupressure, stretching, reflexology, assisted yoga postures, herbal compresses, prayer and meditation.
Sometimes referred to as "passive yoga," Thai massage involves the practitioner taking the recipient through many yoga-like stretches. Thai massage is designed to stretch and relaxe the muscles, increase the joints' range of motion, and balance energy flow throughout the body.
Some practitioners have adapted Thai Massage for use on pets.