This massage is nothing like our traditional classical massages. It is performed on a mat laid on the floor, without the use of oils, through loose clothing. Massage therapist uses a variety of techniques, mostly a rhythmical, slow pressure of the body and elements of stretching, passive yoga and working with energy channels. During the Thai massage, specific points on the body are primarily pressed are – staring from the feet and then of other parts of the body, going in the direction of the head. Thai massage is performed not only with hands, but also with thumbs, wrists, forearms and even elbows, knees and feet. The massaged person adopts many positions during the massage, which are specific to yoga – therefore the Thai massage is sometimes called “yoga for the lazy”. Stretching the muscles of the body, corresponding to that which is used in yoga, increases the range of motion and causes muscles relaxation. Sometimes the massage is very intensively received and can be a bit painful – especially in the beginning, but it perfectly relaxes the muscles and reduces fatigue and joint pain. Thai massage aims to bring back the harmony of the body – unlocks the flow of energy, has a positive effect on blood circulation and lymph circulation, strengthens the immune system and relaxes the muscles and improves mobility. At the same time, it provides deep relaxation, which causes many positive changes in the body leading to the restoration of balance and harmony. Sources of Thai massage are posited in India (and also in China by some scholars), from where it could come Thailand more than two thousand years ago. But it is also possible that this massage comes from Thailand, and in the meantime it was subject to Indian (Ayurvedic) and Chinese influences. Thanks to these influences, Thai massage takes into account aspects such as : female (left half of the body is a of female character) and male factor (the right half of the body is of male character), and the positions and techniques are taken from yoga. In Thailand – probably from the Hindu medicine, the belief was taken over in the existence of life energy (lom), which runs in our body through energy channels (sen). The Thais have focused rather more on the energy lines, and not on the points located on them (as does e.g. Chinese medicine in acupuncture). Massage is one of the four branches of traditional Thai medicine. It is usually used by the Thais together with chiropractic, diet therapy, various specifics administered orally and externally as well as the strengthening spiritual and magical practices. It is believed that Thai massage should be used in conjunction with other healing techniques to obtain the best effect, but it is often practiced alone – in order to improve the functioning of the body and relaxing it.