Thai style usually is referred as much involvement of “stretching” but this style is different. If stretching has to be involved, it means to reveal deep muscles or tendons that are targeted or to contract certain muscles and tendons so that softening stiffness becomes more effective. This style does not use muscle force but instead uses either the body weight of the therapist or the client. It sometimes utilizes a leverage by pulling the part while holding the targeted spot. Therefore the therapists do not usually get too tired no matter how many persons handled. Furthermore, since the pressure is given in relatively large surface such as by knees, forearms, legs, feet, etc. and not too pointy like being done by fingers (shiatsu), there are no hangovers for clients.
It is one of the best body works to improve severe and deep stiffness and release trigger points, although this style is not well known even in its home country (Thailand). The master who invented this therapy style highly discourages just to memorize the techniques but teaches to sincerely wish from your heart that the clients get well and ask for guidance from the highly evolved masters to help them.
A Hawaii State licensed massage therapist of Aloha Healing who had learned this body therapy in Thailand provides this workshop in Waimanalo, Hawaii.