Note; this is the first of a 2-part report about the traditional Pattaya Thai massage. I know people that rave about this one, but it is not enjoyed by everyone... I can vouch for that! You can see part 2 of the report via a link at the bottom of the page.
Prior to my first visit to Thailand, I only had very limited experience of professional massage. Before continuing I'll just point out that the traditional massage does not normally come with a happy ending massage... unless you ask for it to be so!
Once in Thailand, whether you are a regular massage customer or a
complete newbie, sooner or later you'll give it a go.... everyone does.
It's one of those things that sets Thai culture apart from Western
culture. Pattaya massage girls tend to be very skilled masseuses and you
should have one of the best massages of your life here. Unlike
other massage types, this particular Thai traditional massage is done without the
use of any oils or lubricants. The whole of your body will get massaged
including your head and feet.
Of all the various types of Pattaya Thai massage, the traditional massage is the one that requires the most skill. One session will take around 60-90 minutes to complete, and afterwards, depending on how it went, you may well feel completely relaxed. On the other hand, you might end up a nervous wreck, trembling at the memory of the horrors you just endured!
Before the massage begins, you will probably be given a thin robe to change into. If not, you'll be asked to strip naked; the masseuse will usually drape something over you when the massage starts. You may, or may not, be offered a happy ending massage towards the end of your treatment. The traditional massage is not a typical prelude to such things, but then again, this is Pattaya.....
An experience to remember!
I still like to reflect on one particular Pattaya Thai massage that nearly left me a broken man! The masseuse was young, about 22 or so, and very attractive. She was a little short, even for a Thai girl, being no more than about 5ft tall. For a guess, I'd say that she weighed in at no more than about 100lbs. Her hair was long, hanging down to her lower back, it was straight and jet black in colour. I remember she had big beautiful eyes, and a very sexy smile.
Although I didn't notice at the time, I can only assume that despite her petite frame, she must have had hands like George Foreman! The pressure that she managed to generate with those hands was breathtaking.... literally! She had asked me, prior to the massage starting, whether or not I'd prefer a soft or hard massage. Not wanting to look like a complete girl, I opted for the hard massage, thinking I'd be safe enough because a small girl like her wouldn't really have the strength to deliver it.
TOP-TIP 1: if you are unfamiliar with Pattaya Thai massage, go for the soft option!
My new friend began the massage, starting with my lower legs. If you can imagine a road worker going to work on your calf muscles with a jackhammer, you are somewhere close to the nightmare she was giving me. She stopped after a few minutes to ask if it was too hard or not. To this day I cannot understand why I just smiled and said I'm fine. I think it might have been because she was just too young and pretty, and so small, that I just couldn't admit to her that she was inflicting serious pain. "I'm fine", that's what I said to her, and that's when she really ripped into me!
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In part 2 of the report I'll give you another top tip, as well as some general advice about the traditional massage.
To go to part 2, click: Thai Massage Parlour
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