Thai yoga massage is unique within the worlds of yoga and of massage. Thai yoga massage is an ancient system that utilizes principals of ayurveda, acupressure and yoga postures. Thai yoga massage differs from most styles of massage in that Thai yoga massage requires that the receiver of the massage to remain clothed during the massage. Additionally, rather than rubbing oil on the body, the body is pressed and pulled upon. By leaving the clothing on, the masseuse can increase the level of pressure on the body without slipping or sliding. Another way that Thai yoga massage varies from regular massage is that Thai yoga massage incorporates yoga positions, so many of the benefits of yoga can be achieved passively, without effort.