The benefits of a traditional Thai massage.
Traditional Thai massage has been used for over 2,000 years. It is known to relax the muscles, improve flexibility and overall healing.
The Thai techniques focus on energy lines that pass through the body, named “Sen”. It is though that when these energy lines become blocked, this could have negative side effects on the body. Working on energy lines allows the correction of blockages, deficiencies, and imbalances in the flow of energy throughout the body, which is believed to improve overall health.
The Thai massage technique involves the use of pressure points, stretching, compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure. Unlike other types of massages, it is common for therapists to use their hands, feet, elbows, forearms and knees during the massage to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. Pulling and rocking techniques are also used to relieve tension in the body. The massage is also done on top of clothes and without the use of oils.
Traditional Thai massage is believed to offer many health benefits to the body, and here are a few:
When your energy lines are relieved and flowing freely in the body, you can reach total body relaxation. This leads to a better state of mind, reduced emotional stress and improved sleep.
The stretching techniques used can help to improve your range of motion and overall body flexibility. Yoga-like stretches are performed during the massage, to stimulate your muscles and nerves with the aim of relieving stiffness. This release is believed to improve reflexes and balance.
The Thai massage techniques focus on trigger points, which help increase blood circulation and lymph flow through your body. This continuous flow can also achieve improved immunity, mental clarity and body detoxification.
Improved Athletic Performance
Because Traditional Thai massage not only works on relieving muscle tension but also on stretching your joints, it is said to improve your overall athletic performance. The improved blood circulation also enables your muscles to get rid of the lactic acid which builds up during heavy exercise much quicker; this means that one can maintain intense exercise for longer periods of time.