Good morning: A-roon-sa-was
Good evening: sa-yan-da-was
No: Mai Chai
Nevermind, You’re welcome: Mai pen rai
How are you? Sabai Dee Mai?
I am fine: Sabai dee krab/kha
Thank you: Khorb khun
Excuse me, Sorry: khor to
I do not speak Thai: Pom (chan) poos paa-saa tai mai bpen (dai)
I don’t understand: Pom (chan) mai khao jai
I don’t want: mai ao
What time is it: kee mo: hng?
Where is …: Yoo (tee) nai?
Where is the toilet? Ho:ng naam yoo nai
USEFUL THAI PHRASES: Great to use on our upcoming Thailand Yoga Retreat October 11-18, 2015! Join us. Pricing starts $1185 for double, 8 days all included
Thai massage stimulates the acupressure points in relation to the concept of energy lines in the body. This stretches and loosens tightened muscles, releases tension and relieves joint pain. Thai massage leaves you feeling both relaxed and energized. In addition, Thai massage uses the technique of blocking and releasing the blood flow by applying sustained pressure for around 30 seconds to the areas where legs and arms meet the torso. This is a real circulation booster and helps fresh, oxygenated blood flow to the muscles.
Meridians and pressure points
The Thai masseuse uses full yoga poses as well as his or her thumbs, elbows, and palms to put pressure along the meridian lines. It is unique in its energetic and physical reputation based on Ayurveda and yoga. This ancient massage technique stimulates energy flow by increasing blood circulation, lowering blood pressure and dispersing tension. It is ideal for muscle relaxation, increasing flexibility in your muscles and increasing mobility.
Thai massage is an intense, spiritual, and meditative process that is best enjoyed in the land of its origin. One of the reasons we chose Samahita Retreat for our Thailand trip this year is the skilled team of therapists and nurses. Their programs combine the wisdom of ancient ayurvedic and yogic teachings along with a full modern understanding of nutrition and physiology.
Respectfully submitted by Christina Russo