Traditional Thai massage - what it is and what are its benefits
Traditional Thai massage has been practiced for about 2,500 years. It combines practices from Indian Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine. Classic massages from Thailand skillfully use yoga postures, deep massage, stretching and work on energy lines to relieve muscle tension and allow life force and energy to circulate freely in the body.
When these are blocked, physical and emotional problems arise. Therefore, the main goal of a traditional Thai massage is to unblock all the pathways in the body and help the person being massaged to achieve inner harmony - gathering the body, mind and spirit into one.
Different classic Thai massages can last between one and three hours. Some of them are applied without the use of any essential oils and after the massaged person has dressed in loose, light and comfortable clothes suitable for the purpose.
Regardless of which Thai massage you choose, it is important to know that it is slow, gentle, non-invasive, suitable for even the most fragile person and is never painful.
With this type of massage, the production of lactic acid is reduced and a large amount of endorphins are released, which further helps complete relaxation. According to professional massage therapists, research by scientists and the opinion of clients who have regularly undergone various Thai massages, their benefits are:
• relief from stress;
• protection from injuries - the body becomes more flexible;
• relief of muscle and joint pain; also recommended for headaches, migraines and menstrual pains;
• a sense of confidence and well-being.
Specialists recommend them when preparing for competitions and also when a person is facing a big physical or mental challenge.
Despite having a beneficial effect on the general physical, mental and emotional state of a person, traditional Thai massages are not recommended:
• immediately after surgery or chemotherapy;
• in case of heart diseases (before going for a massage it is good to consult a doctor);
• for pregnant women.
None of the familiar Thai massages should be applied directly to bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors or abdominal hernias.
Before getting a massage, do not eat heavy food, you will not feel comfortable during the procedure.
Classic Thai massages have been used for centuries to treat degenerative diseases and maintain perfect health. They are useful for young and old, active athletes and people who like to lounge. If you need to restore internal balance and harmony, as well as to get rid of pain in the shoulders, back, joints, muscles, then definitely try this massage. You will be amazed by the effect.