Thai Massage Therapy
What is Thai Massage?
Thai massage therapy is more energizing and rigorous than more classic forms of massage. Thai massage is also called Thai yoga massage, because the therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. Many people say Thai massage is like doing yoga without any work. Muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure are also used during treatment. People describe Thai massage as both relaxing and energizing. Thai massage is usually done on a padded mat on the floor. No oil is applied, so you are fully dressed. You are usually asked to bring or wear comfortable clothing to the massage.
A treatment usually lasts 90 minutes.
Benefits of Thai Massage
Thai massage has many benefits for the individual. It uses the gentle pressure on energy lines and the yoga-like stretching to relax the whole body on a deeper level. This deeper level of relaxation improves the individuals' personal outlook, and their emotional status. Thai massage also helps to reduce the individual's stress levels and improve their overall circulation. This is accomplished by the gradual movement of the person through different yoga-like positions. The slow movements allow for the mind and the spirit to slow down and realize a true form of relaxation. Thai massage also enhances the circulatory system. It increases the circulation in the body and with increased circulation, more oxygen can be brought to the brain. This also can help lower the number of migraines and headaches the individual suffers from and increased circulation can also help lower the chances of blood clotting in the arteries.
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