What is Traditional Thai Massage?
There are many different forms of massage and each has its own benefits, as well as its own specific procedure. Thai massage is thought to be an ancient form of massage that was developed more than 2500 years ago. Originally, it is thought to have come from India and found its way to Thailand where the principles behind this form of massage eventually began to have an influence on traditional Chinese medicine. In that form of medicine, Thai massage was used by monks as a component of Thai medicine.
In comparison with other forms of massage, Thai massage tends to be more rigorous and energizing. At times, it is referred to as Thai yoga massage because this technique makes use of the hands, legs, feet and knees of the masseuse to put you into a variety of stretches which resemble yoga stretches. That is why some people describe this form of massage as doing yoga without doing the work. In addition to stretching, you can expect joint mobilization, muscle compression and acupressure to be used during your treatment. It tends to be both energizing and relaxing.
Typically, Thai massage is done on the floor on a padded mat and, unlike many traditional forms of massage, you are fully dressed. You may find it beneficial to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing during the massage, which may last anywhere from 60 minutes to two hours. During the massage and after it has been completed, you can expect benefits such as an improvement in circulation, relaxation, less stress, greater range of movement, greater flexibility and a more focused mind.[/fusion_builder_column_inner]