Thai Massage Zurich

What is Thai Massage?

Thai Massage must not be confused with Classical Massage. As the name already tells, this method originally comes from Thailand. However, the method has made its way to Europe via India. In its country of origin this type of massage was highly recognised and understood as “healing touch”, which is called “Nuad Phaen Thai Boran” in its native language. Nuad Phaen Thai Massage is the traditional name of Thai Massage. Even then, the application alleviated or even cured diseases and ailments. Traditionally, treatment in Thailand is practiced in hospitals or by specifically trained masters.

During the treatment, the massage therapist exerts a lot of pressure through their hand movements. Stretching is just as much a part of a traditional Thai massage as  yoga movements. This is due to the fact that the first scholar of Thai massage came from India. Back then, massage was then mainly practiced by monks. The patient is massaged from head to toe during the massage. The therapist is very dynamic and powerful during the treatment.


Effect of Thai Massage

  • Release of tensions and pain
  • Stimulation of the organs
  • Activation of the energy flow
  • Promotion of self-healing
  • Release of emotional blockages
  • Activation of lymphatic activity
  • Stress reduction
  • Stimulation of blood circulation
  • Improvement of mobility

Due to the Thai Massage’s special massage techniques, tensions are treated with precision and therefore released. If the patient suffers from muscular pain, this can also be improved by Thai massage. The holistic treatment stimulates the organs and actively promotes blood circulation.  Thus, stress is reduced. Stress reduction helps prevent diseases and supports the immune system. The massage therapist stimulates lymphatic activity with his targeted movements. It is therefore not unusual for the patient to feel the urge to go to the toilet after the treatment. By activating the lymph, toxins are excreted from the body and filtered and removed via the kidneys.

The massage therapist stimulates the blood circulation of the patient’s body through targeted hand movements. Through this, cells and organs are better supplied with oxygen. This, in turn, has a positive effect on the self-healing powers of the body. The activation of the energy flow in the body can have a positive influence on the release of emotional blockages. Patients often feel relieved after a Thai Massage.

Another aspect of this form of massage is the application of different yoga positions. The massage therapist brings the patient’s body into different postures, thus, stretching muscles and tendons. Especially a regular use of Thai massage will therefore have a significant impact on the patient’s mobility.

An important aspect of this Thai massage is the application of different yoga positions. The massage therapist brings the patient's body into different postures, thus, stretching muscles and tendons.

Treatment procedure

The traditional Thai Massage can last up to three hours. Depending on whether the treatment takes place as a full body massage or as a partial massage, the patient is partly unclothed. If only the head or feet are massaged, the patient does not have to take off any clothes. However, the patient keeps their underwear on in any case. Body parts that are not massaged are covered by the massage therapist with a towel.


Who can benefit from a Thai Massage and when should it not be used?

Simply speaking, this type of massage can benefit almost everyone. Not only adults, but also children can benefit from the massage. However, children should have already reached the age of at least seven years.

Thai massage should not be used by patients who suffer from pre-existing conditions such as heart disease, venous disease, or an acute infection. Even with greatly increased blood pressure, Thai massage is not recommended. In the case of a fresh bone fracture, this form of massage should also be avoided.

Pregnancy does not pose a risk to the use of the massage. However, it is recommended to use the massage only from the fourth to about seventh month of pregnancy. The massage therapist must also be informed about the pregnancy so that they can adjust the massage accordingly.

Thai Massage in Zurich and Winterthur: duration, costs and booking

At Origin Massage we do not offer the conventional Thai massage, but our therapists Angelika (Winterthur) and Aisha (Zurich) offer the Shiatsu-Thai Yoga Massage. This is a combination of Thai massage, fascia yoga and shiatsu.

You can book the Shiatsu-ThaiYoga massage in a unit of 60 or 90 minutes.


60 min. 140 CHF
90 min. 195 CHF


60 min. 125 CHF
90 min. 180 CHF

Bookings can be done directly on our website, or you can call us under +41 76 764 02 26 or send an email to info@origin-massage.ch.

In Thai massage, the masseur*in works a lot with their own body weight and sometimes also with the legs and feet.