It is said to yield as numerous benefits to the giver as to the recipient, but this is only achieved if the procedure is done correctly. Almost all other procedures of this kind are solely focused on pampering the receiver without any due consideration for the giver. He/she is only viewed as a means to an end and nothing else.
The process involves application of pressure on the recipient by a sort of dance performed by the other party using her own body weight. She exerts pressure evenly and in a rhythm and this is what yields benefits to her. It can be likened to a sort of meditation technique that relieves tension for the therapist.
The one feature that sets this kind of bodywork apart from all others in this line is the fact that it is done on the floor. This enables successful application of pressure while both parties are fully relaxed. This would not be possible if one had to perform a balancing act on a massage tabletop. High quality Thai massage mats make it a memorable experience owing to the comfort they provide throughout the session.
The masseuse uses various body parts to compress particular tension points of the body. This also makes a big difference between the technique and other Western ones. The arms, forearms, knees, elbows and even feet all come into play, being expertly used to provide a very relaxing feel.