Khmer massage is a unique and rejuvenating form of massage therapy that has been practiced in Cambodia for centuries. Utilizing pressure along energy lines and gentle stretching, it opens Sen Sip, or energy points, to restore balance, harmony, and energy flow throughout the body. Are you currently located in Phnom Penh or Siem Reap? Why not enjoy a Traditional Khmer massage and receive its powerful healing benefits?


Understand the Origins of Khmer Massage:

Khmer massage has its roots in ancient Cambodian mythology, which tells the story of four celestial gods and their mystical healing powers. The technique used in this massage is thought to replicate the gods’ movements, providing an ultimate sense of relaxation for the recipient. By replicating these movements along Sen Sip, or energy lines, a good practitioner of Khmer Massage can unblock any blockages in the flow of energy throughout the body, restoring balance, harmony, and relaxation to the recipient.


Learn the Benefits and Techniques of Traditional Khmer Massage:

Khmer massage is a combination of bodywork and the use of therapeutic herbs assembled by a “Krou” Khmer. A “Krou” is a healer and an herbalist who has a deep understanding of natural and holistic therapy. This secular knowledge comes from the origins of the Indian presence in Cambodia. They brought with them ayurvedic therapies that got adjunctions of Chinese medicine across ages.  

The slow and delicate deliberate movement, synchronizing with the pressure is used to address chronic problems (like back pain and stiff muscles). Therapists used to work along the meridian lines gently with rolling movements similar to acupressure. Rest assured you feel invigorated after that massage.

Khmer Massage is known to have a number of physical and mental benefits, including reducing stress, easing muscles tensions, increasing circulation and flexibility, helping with insomnia, improving skin health, and enhancing overall relaxation. During this massage session, a good practitioner will use rhythmic kneading and rubbing movements along sen sips to stimulate acupuncture points. Deep breathing exercises are also incorporated into the session to cleanse the body of any negative energy.


Experience the Power of Relaxation with a Professional Massage:

With Traditional Khmer Massage, experiment the power of relaxation that comes from a professional massage. The calming and restoring effects of this massage can reduce stress and help you to achieve a deeper sense of peace. When combined with deep breathing exercises, this ancient art can contribute greatly to cleansing your body of any negative energy and leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated.


Add Ancient Spa Herbal Ointments to Enhance Effectiveness:

Khmer Massage is ideally performed in an ancient spa. The spa is traditionally where are used a vast variety of herbal ointments and blends to enhance the healing power of its massage techniques. Made with natural ingredients, these ancient recipes produce wonderful results that help to cultivate feelings of serenity and well-being. Utílize the unique therapeutic strength contained within each herbal blend to make your experience even more enjoyable, soothing away any aches and pains from tension and stress.

Discover Guidelines for Choosing the Right Therapist for Individual Needs:


In most of Cambodia, and particularly in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, you can find good Khmer massage therapists. To ensure the best results from Khmer Massage it is important to select a therapist that matches your needs. Qualified therapists should have demonstrated knowledge and skill in performing the techniques of Traditional Khmer Massage. They should also be experienced in using the proper oils and herbal blends for individual treatments. When choosing a therapist, ask about their education, training, and background in Khmer Massage to ensure you get the most out of it.

If you are looking for an authentic Khmer traditional massage in Siem Reap, Sra Thnam house appears to be an excellent option.

If you are located in Phnom Penh, Sra Thnam’s team often goes there for a few days of massage sessions at Azahar yoga foundation, Phnom Penh. Feel free to contact us for our next dates in Phnom Penh!


As a summary:

You may consider the reasonably helpful benefits of this massage technic (aside from being an integral part of the Cambodian culture of healing practice):


  1. Regulates blood pressure
  2. Eases pain and increases body functions
  3. Relieves muscle and joint pains
  4. Increase alertness
  5. Lowers stress hormones
  6. Healthier blood flow resulting in revitalizing and glowing skin
  7. Reduces insomnia


Overall, Cambodian massage is one of the most powerful and soothing massage styles ever. It allows your body to feel the 3Rs (Revitalized, Relaxed and Recovered).  Anyone who has tried this massage can witness these amazing outcomes.


Still interested in experimenting with a complete 3R care?

Please find all information here about our Khmer massage in Siem Reap.

More than a massage, you will experience the complete ancient local outdoor spa treatment that included a steam bath, herbal bath, and much more…