Northern vs southern
In Thai art of massage there are two basic styles, two schools. The first one, the northern style, is taught in the town of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. It is characteristic with slow and continuous relaxation of a certain rhythm and compared to the southern style it is considered to be softer. It is focused more on the work with energy lines.
The centre of the southern style is the Bangkok temple of Wat Pho. It is stronger, uses stretching techniques more and has a faster pace.
Currently, however, both styles are combined, and each masseur tries to find their distinctive style.