massage was developed in the 18th century by a Swedish masseuse named Per Henrik Ling and relies on hands-on techniques gliding over the body. A range of different strokes and motions will be used to target all your muscles and give you a deep, relaxing muscle massage. In fact, it includes a lot of spiritual and meditative habits. The main reason is that they acknowledge the Swedish massage as a "relaxation massage" only and not a therapeutic one. Both forms of massage are incredibly relaxing and have a lot of health benefits however, so lets take a more detailed look at each and see which appeals more to you. If you go to Asia, you'll see that Thai massage is more than just a simple relaxation massage. One of the first things people wonder is, will I have to be naked for a Swedish massage. The goal of a Swedish massage is to stimulate the body to produce endorphins, increase blood flow, improve the bodys natural healing, and mentally relax the client. Most of the Spa center and Therapist do only 1 hour (for economic reasons mostly) BUT this massage has been developed for a 2 hours manipulation. What Is a Thai Massage? Because it is known as a soft massage (like the Californian one) and it's a good one for a first massage session, to get the feelings etc. The therapist uses oils on the clients skin and with a combination of rubbing, kneading, gliding, and shaking, works over the whole body to relax and rejuvenate the client. Its often referred to as lazy yoga, due to the therapist carrying out a lot of the positions found in yoga. For example, the masseuse may say some words before she manipulates your body as a prayer and focus on bringing true health and wellness to the client. Let's have a look at them: Sweeping strokes, these are usually at the beginning and at the end of the massage. The main reason for this is because you have a lot of different positions to do if you refer to the ancestral this massage technique.