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Thai Massage

By , March 19, 2008

Thai massage is a combination of stretching and deep massage designed to increase flexibility and relieve both emotional and physical stress. Traditionally, Thai massage is a spiritual practice connected closely with the teachings of Buddha. Thai massage has been practiced in Thailand for more than 2,000 years.

The body movements of a Thai massage are based on Ayurveda and Yoga like poses that rejuvenate and energise the body. Thai massage enhances the flow of vital energy (prana) to release stress and tension, boost circulation and strengthen the immune system.

Thai massage is more energizing and rigorous than most traditional types of massage. Immediate benefits of Thai massage are deep relaxation, increased energy levels and stress relief. Joint mobility and movement are also improved by Thai massage.

Thai massage is also known as Thai yoga massage because the therapist will use his or her hands, knees, legs and feet to help the body perform a series of yoga-like stretches. Acupressure points will be used during the treatment, as well as muscle compression.

Thai massage is usually done on a padded mat on the floor. The client can wear loose clothing, as no oil is used. A typical Thai massage will last for one to two hours.

Thai massage is used to treat a wide range of health concerns including;

  • Asthma
  • Constipation
  • Stiff muscles
  • Chronic back pain
  • Depression
  • Recovery from heart attacks.

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