Thai Massage employs the fingers, thumb, heel of the palm, elbow, arm, knee and even the foot. Thai massage also involves close contact between the massage therapist and recipient. Thai Massage involves the stretching of limbs and the back. It is important to know if the client has any conditions such as arthritis, disc problems or high blood pressure, because some Thai massage moved can actually stop blood flow momentarily. Through compression, pressure on specific points and stretches to release blockages, a free flow of energy is restored. No oil or lotion is used. This is one of the world's oldest healing modalities. Thai massage is a blend of massage, acupressure, energy work, and gentle yoga stretches. The client wears comfortable clothing and lies on a soft mat. Benefits from a session may include: releasing tight joints, stretching muscles, increasing range of motion, and reducing stress.