As I travel quite frequently I really enjoy finding a local Thai Massage centre wherever I may be, and seeing how their service varies from the many I’ve experienced, and in particular how they compare with an authentic Thai Massage experience in Thailand. So on my last trip to NSW Australia, I thought I’d see if I could find a great experience of my favourite kind of Massage in Sydney.
Of all the forms of massage therapy that exist, none intrigue me so much as Traditional Thai Massage. Though I am a qualified massage therapist myself, the system that the Thais have developed still fascinates me more than any other. Possibly the only thing that fascinates me even more is how those rather small Thai women can manipulate a man of my size with such strength! That was certainly my experience in Thailand, I wondered if it would be the same if I got a Thai Massage in Sydney.
Thai massage interestingly began in India. It is a system utilizing both Meridian pressure points and stretching in tandem with an ancient breathing method known as “Pranayama.” The breathing techniques cleanse and relax the muscles while at the same time strengthen the nervous system.
Many Asian massage systems are actually ancient healing rituals which were created and developed over hundreds of years in India and the Far East. Asian massage systems are becoming increasingly more popular in western countries. This is in conjunction with the west’s growing interest in holistic forms of relaxation and exercise such as yoga and pilates.
I think that’s one of the reasons I love Thai Massage so much, I love the history and culture that it stemmed from.
So back to my story. When last in Sydney I wanted to find a Thai Massage Therapy centre that was not one of the more commercial centers that I would find advertised in the daily paper. So I just asked around wherever I happened to be, and after a few days I was told, “you must try this little Thai Massage place not far from here”. Ah ha, this could be what I was looking for.
Well, after finding it in the suburb of Burwood, not far west of Sydney CBD, I was greeted by a small lady, clearly a native Thai and I immediately felt very comfortable in this small buy very cosy place. I resisted the urge to go for the more relaxing oil massage or reflexology, and booked an hour long Traditional Thai Massage.
Needless to say, the experience was absolutely curcuma kapseln delightful and yes I was once again amazed at the strength of this small in stature woman. I will certainly go back on any subsequent visit to get my essential Massage in Sydney.
The one sad element to this story is in a conversation with the lovely Thai woman after the massage, she said that it’s frustrating getting phone calls nearly every day from men looking for “special services” or “happy endings”. This is clearly a genuine and legitimate business and everything on offer is strictly non sexual.
For a wonderful massage experience that is as close as you will find in Thailand, I could not think of a better place for a real Thai Massage in Sydney.
Arthur Bakeright is a qualified but non practicing massage therapist and avid traveller. He now writes extensively on both massage and travel.