Thai massage originates from yoga and the traditions of Buddhism. This massage was developed mainly in Southeast Asia, specifically in India, Thailand, and China. The practice of these traditional techniques have been honed and developed for over 2,500 years.
What is Thai Massage and What To Expect?
Most people reference Thai massage as experiencing a yoga class where your therapist positions your body into various poses. By pulling and compressing, the therapist can apply a much deeper stretch.There is constant contact with the therapist and the patient in this manner.
If you are doing traditional Thai massage, you should expect to be on a mat. We would suggest wearing comfortable clothing that you can move your body in. Some therapists do Thai table massage in which you would be undressed, covered by a sheet while your therapist applies pulling, stretching, and compressing motions. There will be rhythmic pressure applied to your body, creating a deep sense of relaxation.
Benefits of Thai Massage
With all the motion of stretching and rhythmic pressure throughout your body, there are many positive effects after Thai massage. Here are a few:
- Reduces fat
- Increases happiness
- Creates better blood circulation
- Pain relief
- Alleviates headaches
- Reduces stress
- Increases flexibility
- Refreshes the mind
Stay tuned, next week we will be sending you our Thai massage backbend video that you can do at home. If you would like to schedule your Thai massage at home, we are a phone call away.