What is Thai massage?
Thai massage is a traditional form of healing system that involves interactive manipulation of the body by using gentle pressure and passive stretching. These techniques helps in adjusting the skeletal structure, in increasing flexibility, in relieving muscular and joint tension, in stimulating internal organs, and balancing the energy system of the body. Additionally, it combines other natural therapies like shiatsu, yoga and acupressure.
How does Thai massage work?
Thai massage is typically performed in quiet and meditative atmospheres allowing the clients to let go of their physical and emotional restrictions. It encourages a sense of unity, balance, wholeness to the client. In addition, a dynamic physical experience is created that integrates the mind, body, emotions, and spirit.
A session of Thai massage usually lasts between an hour or two and is performed on a floor mat. This type of massage uses no oils and clients are encouraged to wear loose clothing.
Thai massage health benefits
Thai massage benefits several types of people: young or old, physically active or inactive, healthy or not so healthy.
Massage therapy, in general, are used to relieve stress and prevent any stress-related health issues. It is also said to increase energy levels and improve flexibility and range of motion. Thai massage, in particular, is said to benefit various health problems. Specifically, it may help in:
- Relieving tension headaches
- Reducing back pain
- Relieving muscle pain and spasticity
- Stimulating blood circulation and lymphatic drainage
- Boosting energy levels
- Calming the nervous system