Full Body Thai Massage

The full body Thai massage requires friendly, peaceful and soothing atmosphere. The massage room with large and comfortably padded futon will already set  you, your body, and your soul into a state of deepest relaxation and well-being.

This state of relaxation and pleasant surrender is utilized by the masseur for carrying out movements that are targeted and healing, including stretching, deep and empathetic pressing, light tapping, and a warming- and energy-balancing laying of hands. Energy lines and points in all parts of the body are located by touch, explored and therapeutically treated. Muscles and tendons are loosened, gently stretched and made supple. Warm energy flows through the body, refreshing the spirit and relaxing the mind. Through the removal of blockades, energy is released, balanced and stabilized. Every part of the body is relaxed, breathing flows slowly. Among other conditions, TTYM (Traditional Thai Yoga Massage) can relieve headaches, neck aches or tension, backaches, insomnia, migraines, exhaustion or nervous tension.

Therapeutic procedure for the TTY full-body massage

  • Foot-reflex-zone massage opens the circulation of energy
  • Acupressure on the energy lines (Sen lines) of the legs.
  • Yoga positions, stretching and lengthening of the legs.
  • Stretching and lengthening of the arms, the back and the legs in a lateral position.
  • Stretching and lengthening of the arms, the back and the legs in a prone position.
  • Acupressure of the energy lines of the arms and hands, stretching and lengthening of the muscles.
  • Shoulder-, back- and leg massage with stretching while resting on the stomach. In a sitting position, head-, neck-, shoulder- and back massage, and stretching.

The full body Thai massage is completed with a gentle head- and facial massage.

What is Traditional Thai Massage?

Traditional Thai Massage – or, Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, as it is officially called – is a therapeutic treatment method widely practiced in Thailand for healing a number of physical ills and symptoms. It is a recognized form of therapeutic treatment that takes an equal place beside conventional medicine. Buddhist monasteries in Thailand, the “Wats”, preserve and pass on 2,500-year-old wisdom and knowledge of Thai Massage. I had the honor of learning this fascinating art form of healing at Wat Pho, the oldest temple in Bangkok, as well as other traditional training centers.

I would like to begin by explaining what Thai Massage is not: It is not a massage according to Western understanding in which individual muscles are massaged. Not muscles or muscle groups form the focus, but the person as a whole and his or her well-being in the sense of the Far Eastern concept of free-flowing energy in the Sen (energy lines in the body, comparable to Chinese meridians). Traditional Thai Massage is a therapeutic treatment that extends far beyond the classic massage.

Thai Massage focuses on the following energy lines:

  • Sen Sumana
  • Sen Ittha
  • Sen Pingkhala
  • Sen Kalathari
  • Sen Sahatsarangsi
  • Sen Thawari
  • Sen Lawusang
  • Sen Ulangka
  • Sen Nanthakrawat
  • Sen Khitchana

The massage recipient is clothed – loose, comfortable clothing is recommended – and lies, relaxed, on a mat on the floor. The masseur works with palm- and thumb pressure, the lower arms, elbows, legs and feet, and sometimes “walks” across the back of the recipient. Through light or more powerful pressing, energy points and reflex zones are stimulated. What is so special – and so healing – about Thai Massage are the targeted, sophisticated movements of the masseur with which he or she gently leads the recipient into various yoga positions. The active movements of the masseur harmonize with the passive movements of the recipient in a way that resembles a dance. A master of Thai Massage, Kam Thye Chow, even compares it to a tango and writes: “The guide, the masseur, and the guided, the recipient, are joined together in a graceful dance, taking a number of yoga positions. The masseur leads and guides the massage recipient with the hands, feet, arms and legs into these positions. The more skillful and flowing the movements of the masseur are, the more beautiful and harmonious the dance will be, and thereby more healing and beneficial for the recipient.” Others refer to Thai Massage as “passive-” or “assisted yoga”.

Welcome to Thai Massage Worldwide

Dear visitor to my website,

A personal word to you so that you may learn more about me beyond the facts and figures, certificates and references – and entrust me with your Thai Massage or massage training.

Giving and teaching Traditional Thai Massage is a serious and highly personal experience requiring full and mutual trust between the therapist and the client, the teacher and the student. The chemistry has to be right. If you are open to the journey, I will tell you now about my path and motivation as I left a secured existence as a beautician and traveled to Thailand to discover and learn the fascinating, age-old healing method of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage – a method I teach today.

While working as a self-employed beautician, I realized that it wasn’t enough for me to treat only a part of a person: to make a face beautiful, or a décolleté attractive. The person as a holistic “whole” interested me, including the psychology and philosophy. My search began. In 1997, I received my first Traditional Thai Massage. A true epiphany. I knew right away: this is it! This is the kind of physical therapy I would like to learn. Three weeks after my massage, I was sitting in an airplane to Bangkok on my way to Temple Wat Pho, the oldest temple and largest training center in Thailand for the art of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage. Here I studied with Professor Tong Chai, Master of Sen Therapy, one of the greatest masters of Traditional Thai Massage. In the years to follow, I received training from various master teachers, including my wonderful private teacher Madame Lek Chaiya. I immersed myself deeper and deeper into 2,500-year-old knowledge of holistic healing and health, Marmas (pressure points), Prana (life energy), yoga and meditation.

After several years of learning and practicing, I received my certification to teach Traditional Thai Yoga Massage and my dream came true. In the year 2000, I opened my own massage and training center in Constance, Germany.

Since this time, I have been giving and teaching Traditional Thai Massage – always with a deep sense of gratitude and respect for both the wisdom and tradition of this therapeutic treatment and for the masters who kindly made it accessible to me. I would like to keep this invaluable wisdom alive by practicing it and passing it on to my students.

With a look back on my studies, my training sessions and my practical work for Traditional Thai Yoga Massage – I would like to sincerely thank all of my teachers, trainers, students, clients and colleagues for their wonderful support, their patience and their trust.

I embrace you all!

Petra Schwier


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