The Thai mattress comes in two models. The roll up Thai mattress with a firm bedding that is often used in Thailand for massage and the foldable mattress which is thicker and therefore softer to be used as an extra bed. There is also the tatami which is used for relaxation, meditation and of course for massage. The advantage of the tatami is that it helps the blood to circulate better and increases the effect of the massage thanks to its woven straw. The straw also provides warmth in winter and coolness in the hot season.