Born thousands of years ago, Thai massage combines different techniques. In general, it is influenced by Buddhism (shiatsu), Indian Ayurveda, meditation, yoga and traditional Chinese medicine. Muscle massage removes blockages and relieves tension.
By pressing precise acupuncture points, the Qi, i.e. the vital energy, is rebalanced. In the Asian tradition, any disease is related to an imbalance in Qi. This practice also improves blood and lymphatic circulation, fluidity and body comfort. In addition, toxins are eliminated.
Thai massage is a moment of happiness, offering vitality and relaxation. Three main elements characterize Thai massage. First, stretching exercises are dynamic and fluid. They are usually based on yoga postures. Secondly, energy' work. It consists of maneuvers, massages and pressure on precise points that cross the body's energy lines. The therapist applies pressure using the palms of the hands, thumbs, arms, forearms, elbows, and feet. Third, the way in which the practitioner is intuitively in contact with the client.
The sole of the feet is an energy zone that gives a first indication of the strengths and weaknesses of the body. Wat Pho Temple, located in Bangkok, is considered the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. It is originally a paramedical technique that focuses on all the energy lines of the body. It is therefore a complete massage that requires a long session. A complete massage can last between 1 and 3 hours on average. It is practiced on the floor, on a tatami or mat, to give more space to the therapist, and in Thai Spa Massage we create an ideal environment to enhance the benefits of Thai massage.
It usually begins with the manipulation of the soles of the feet. Massage is also active during the session: a stretching phase follows the massage phase, to release tension and regenerate the body.
Thai massage is a Thai speciality that should not be deprived of. According to Indian tradition, prana circulates in the body through the nadis, a network of 72,000 energy channels. When energy is blocked or restricted, an imbalance occurs that causes health problems. To treat the whole body, including the internal organs, Thai massage focuses on 10 of the nadis, which are called senna. In short, this massage unifies body and mind and improves well-being.
It can be used for preventive or therapeutic purposes. In addition to its virtues for muscles and bones, it relieves nervous tension and sleep disorders. It is particularly effective for the treatment of back pain, headaches, insomnia, anxiety, general fatigue, stress, negative emotions, etc.
Thai massage is not recommended for children or pregnant women. It is best to avoid this in cases of cardiovascular disease, skin lesions or fragile bones. Apart from these contraindications, it is recommended for everyone, including the elderly. Come to Thai Spa Massage and you will discover the perfect instrument to feel better.