Most Thai healers believe that Jivaka is the inventor of traditional Thai medicine. He is referred to as 'Father Doctor' and is considered the founder of the entire system of thought and philosophy of Thai massage. Although for many it is a mythological character, it is the first reference in the history of this tradition, and it is the first record of the use of medicinal plants and their aromatic oils to the massage. He is the author from whom all this rich tradition is born.
The Thai aroma massage combines traditional Thai massage and stretching with aromatherapy and the use of essential oils. The Thai aromatic massage is softer than the Balinese massage and its movements cause the superficial part of the skin to increase in temperature due to the improvement in circulation, thus activating blood flow more quickly. It is performed on a massage table with Thai aromatherapy oils such as Lemongrass, eucalyptus, orange and bergamot oils that allow us to create a unique massage experience. Thanks to these aromas we experience a balance of Sen energy lines, leading us to a state of relaxation and peace.
And, just like the meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine that carry Qi or Chi energy, the 'energy lines' of Thai Medicine, known as Sen, they travel through the entire body through specific points, which end in the feet and hands. The school of thought founded by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha believes that the obstruction of this energy flow is the cause of discomfort or disease in a person, and although it is believed that Thai Massage techniques stimulate and open these channels, thanks to the properties of essential oils and aromas, we can obtain all the benefits of plants and harmonize the SEN lines.
Discover the smell of well-being
The aromatic massage fuses the relaxation of Thai massage with the therapeutic nutrients of aromatic oils. During a Thai massage session, our masseuses apply all the techniques of our school, including elegant massage passes with the palms of the hands, stretching, circular massage movements and thumb pressure. All these movements are streamlined and acquire extraordinary properties thanks to essential oils. Increased blood circulation, oxygenation of the body, reduction of skin fat... Discover relaxation with all the natural benefits of plants, which relax your muscles and nourish your skin.
Each oil has its unique properties and you can choose your favorite scent before the massage: Lemongrass, eucalyptus, orange and bergamot. Our masseuses will advise you to choose the aromatic oil that will best suit your treatment and your needs.
In Thailand we use lemongrass oil as an aromatic seasoning, but it also has many properties such as its ability to care for the scalp. A clinical study conducted in Thailand with 30 people showed its effectiveness in significantly reducing dandruff. And it is that Lemongrass oil is very famous for its antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anxiolytic, and circulatory properties.
One of the best-known properties of eucalyptus is its decongestant capacity. In addition, eucalyptol, the active ingredient in eucalyptus essential oil, also helps reduce coughing. This oil has a powerful disinfectant capacity and has important anti-bacterial properties. Its aroma provides us with a wonderful experience thanks to the benefits of aromatherapy: being refreshing and very stimulating, it is ideal for enhancing concentration and keeping energy levels high.
One of the most incredible properties of orange oil is that it helps fight inflammation in the body. On the other hand, our customers have indicated on numerous occasions that this oil helps them get rid of stress: the aroma of orange inspires us and improves our day. Perhaps that is why orange juice is one of the most popular breakfasts! Finally, this oil is tremendously diuretic, since it facilitates the elimination of toxins in the body, which are very harmful to health.
In our traditional medicine, bergamot essential oil has been used as a means of relaxation and to combat anxiety and stress, although it is also being Begun to use to treat cholesterol, high blood pressure and pain. Its application on the skin reduces the presence of acne, cysts and blackheads. It is also believed that it favors the relief of diseases such as psoriasis.
The truth is that aromatherapy offers a wide variety of benefits for our health. The list of herbs, plants, and flowers that are used in scented or essential oils is endless! Each plant or herb has unique qualities and thanks to the Thai aromatic massage we can take full advantage of what they offer us.
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