A friend of mine started learning and practicing “nuad boran“, traditional Thai massage, a while ago. In order to get the best possible courses and the most authentic teachers she spent a few weeks in Thailand twice.
I had the pleasure of serving as one of her “practice objects” i.e. she needed human dummies on which she could practice her new techniques. I was immediately fascinated and impressed. It can give you so much more and it feels so much more complete than an ordinary massage.
Meanwhile she opened her own massage business. Check her out: http://www.mynuad.ch/