THAI BODYWORK MASSAGE
Thai massage is rapidly gaining in global popularity. It is performed on a massage table or floor, wearing workout clothes and socks. NO OIL is used. Differing from classical Swedish Massage, Thai bodywork is a dynamic combination of Assisted Stretching, Myofascial Release , Trigger Point Therapy, Acupressure, and Lymphatic Drainage Modalities. The Therapist uses not only hands but feet, elbows and knees to free tension stored in the body.
With roots spreading back more than 2000 years, traditional Thai massage is an authentic healing art and unique form of body therapy developed by people who used massage not only as a therapeutic method of healing to treat illnesses, but to maintain health and well-being. Stemming from Buddhist monasteries, Thai massage began as a way to alleviate bodily pain associated with the long meditation practices of the clergy.
Thai massage is a deeply engaging, full-body treatment starting at the feet and progressing up to the head. Using a sequence of gentle, flowing movements, which loosens and stretches (think: “lazy man’s yoga”) of the joints and the muscles. This unique type of massage energizes every fiber and tissue, thus restoring the flow of energy throughout the body via sen (meridian) energy lines of the body.
Physical Benefits of Thai Massage
• Promotes detoxification of the body and boosts the immune system
• Increases blood circulation, lowers blood pressure
• Relaxes muscles, increasing flexibility and mobility
• Promotes relaxed breathing
• Promotes balanced posture and dissolves energy blockages
• Improves athletic performance
• Eases arthritis and back pain
• Helps tone muscles, strengthen joints and fight dysfunction, including chronic joint problems
• Helps prevent illnesses and alleviate degenerative diseases
• Slows the aging process
Psychological Effects of Thai Massage
• Reduces anxiety and relieves stress
• Develops bodily senses and promotes physical discipline
• Increases feelings of health and vitality
• Boosts energy levels and promotes increased stamina
• Builds internal power (and boosts natural confidence)