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The Benefits of a Thai Massage

Any massage, occurring in any form, has obvious benefits to the human body, in that it relaxes the body, helps kick-start the circulation of oxygen, which also helps with blood circulation but, more importantly, a massage can help to release some tension in the muscles and solve problems that would otherwise seem to need medical attention, like migraines, joint and muscle pains.


Specialized massages solve specific problems though, like the Thai massage, which obviously originated in Thailand, as the name suggests, but is widely believed to have initially originated in India and undergone some modification and standardization in Thailand.


The Thai Massage is a bit different to traditional massages, with the focus more on getting the body functioning properly again, by restoring the natural range of motion, which in turn opens up a gateway into a lot of other health benefits.


These health benefits include a deeper level of relaxation, which naturally reduces stress levels more rapidly, improves the circulation of oxygen in the blood, increases energy levels, increases flexibility and has effects which spill over into the mental area, resetting the bearings of the mind and synchronizing it with the body.


For one to really feel the full benefits of a Thai massage though, they are encouraged and advised to have a Thai massage more than once, with frequency playing a very important role in the overall effectiveness of the massage.


It doesn't have to be too many times though since it is quite intensive, but at least 2-3 times a week is ideal.


The typical Thai massage lasts for 1-2 hours, but no more than that, with the times varying according to the masseuse and their level of skill and experience.


Since Thai massages are quite vigorous, they should not be administered under circumstances where the recipient has open wounds or infectious skin diseases, even though the clothes are traditionally kept on during a Thai massage.

Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach



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Klong Son beach (or Had Klong Son) is located on the north of Koh Chang. Nice bay at the very top of the island. Pure white sand stretch of beach, shaded with coconut trees. Klong Son gets very low numbers of visitors with the bulk of the backpackers and tourists alike speeding south enroute to Koh Chang's finer and more popular stretches of sand.

White Sand Beach is good for:

night live

sandy beach

variety of restaurants


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Koh Chang's most famous stretch of sand, at over 2km long there's certainly room for everyone! Lined with bungalows, food stalls and shops this is one of the best beaches in all of Thailand.

Klong Phrao Beach is good for:

tranquil surroundings

gorgeous rocky landscape

all sorts of activities

quiet and peaceful

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Situated on the somewhat less glamorous, northern side of the Koh Chang Island, Klong Prao isn’t all that much of tourist destination, especially for those who are in need of a true holiday experience of the exotic kind.

Lonely Beach is good for:

great sunset

cheap and peaceful retreat

all sorts of beach activities

perfect for family

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Also known as Kai Bae Beach, this is the spot to catch a great sunset! A few small shops and food stalls are along the beach, a good spot to chill out away from the crowds at White Sands Beach.

Bangbao Bay is good for:


seafood restaurants



Short description:

A well-sheltered bay with a small and quiet beach. It is a fishing community where residents still live in houses built on stilts and are connected by wooden bridges. There are a growing number of tourist shops, scuba dive outlets and seafood restaurants offering a good selection of seafood.

Salak Khok Bay is good for:

pretty, unspoiled area

traditional Thai community


quiet and peaceful

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There aren’t so much attraction in Salak Kok, but tourists can Kayak among the mangroves. Salak Kok Bay still has a fishing community that doesn’t change so much in many years, a great place to see the real traditional Thai community.



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