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Massage of all types is often used to relieve stress and protect against stress-related health issues. It is also said to boost energy and improve range of motion and flexibility. Thai massage, in particular, is said to benefit or ameliorate many different health problems. Specifically, it may:
Relieve tension headaches
Reduce types of back pain (typically subacute and chronic nonspecific back pain)
Relieve muscle pain and spasticity as well as joint stiffness and pain
Increase flexibility and range of motion
Stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage
Calm the nervous system
Thai massage is a experience everyone should feel once in their life. It has a lot of stretching with a deep massage to loosen up muscles and relax at the same time.
This massage is good for any type of pain, and the therapist can go as deep or light as your prefer.
What to Expect During Thai Massage
Thai massage typically works with compression -- rhythmic pressing movements directed into muscle tissues by either the hand or fingers. Thai massage usually takes place on a futon mat on the floor, with the client wearing loose or stretchy clothing like yoga gear. The therapist is also on the mat and moves your body into various stretches and positions, without any work on your part. Thai massage can be both relaxing and energizing, so it is a good choice if you want to be active after your massage. The therapist uses a variety of different sequences of techniques on clients, who are either laying face up, laying face down, seated, or on their side. There is constant body contact between the therapist and the client, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked.
Traditional Thai Massage, also known as Ancient Massage or Thai Yoga Massage, dates back more than three hundred years in its present form, with its origins going back more than 5,000 years to ancient India and China. While Thai Massage combines elements of Ayeurvedic medicine, Hatha yoga and Chinese acupressure, it has evolved into a system that is entirely unique and is widely regarded as one of the best systems of therapeutic massage. Thai massage employs stretching, pulling, and rocking techniques to relieve tension and enhance flexibility and range of motion.
This type of massage goes deep into the muscles and deals with joint mobility and ligament balancing.