Thai people are very proud of their rich cultural heritage.
Buddhism has been the main driving force that shaped all aspects of daily life and knowledge in Thai society, without abandoning the most ancient influences derived from India, and even earlier, from an animistic conception of the reality and the cosmos.
It is still very strong in Thai people the connection to nature and all its expressions, together with an approach to the unknown deeply influenced by rooted superstitions and the sense of awe towards the spirits world.
That's why, all the tools used in the Thai Traditional Massage techniques are not considered only and simply "tools", but carriers of sacred energy that, if used in a negative way, does not produce any benefit.
During the Thai Step-On treatment, the giver uses a wooden stick to lean on, to find balance and to maximise the effects of the treatment.
It is for the monks to look for the right stick: the wood has to be hard and resistant, even better if tempered by a lightning that not only increases its robustness, but transmits its forceful energy to the wood.
The Thai Step-On is not different from the Thai Traditional Massage, except for the use of the feet only for pressing. The feet can provide a more effective and deeper stimulation of the muscles and the meridians.
The giver performs the entire treatment by standing, while the receiver lays on the mat on the floor, wearing comfortable clothes.
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