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Why is traditional Thai massage performed on a mat on the floor?

Traditional Thai Massage is very different from your conventional aromatherapy massage. It is as beneficial to the giver as it is to the receiver, if done correctly.

The therapist works around and over the receiver, who is fully dressed, and uses her body weight to strengthen the pressure. Thai Massage is like a meditative dance performed by the giver, the pressure being applied rhythmically and evenly. You can understand why it would be impossible to perform traditional Thai Massage on a conventional massage bed.