Thai Massage

Thai Massage

What is Thai massage?

Thai massage is a traditional healing system that combines acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles and assisted yoga poses.

The art of classical Thai massage was formed under the influence of the ancient culture of China and India and acquired its current form through long practice, observation of the essence of the human body, through trial and error, creating a clear system of healing therapy.

Ancient practice also uses deep massage, stretching and working on energy lines to relieve muscle tension and allow vitality and energy to circulate freely in the body.

How is Thai massage different from classical massage?

There is also a difference in techniques. Thai massage includes twisting, stretching. In classical massage such techniques are used as stroking, rubbing.

If we compare these two types of procedures according to the criterion - speed of execution, then Thai massage is slower.

Condition of the massaged

During the Thai massage, the receiver is fully clothed (preferably loose-fitting and comfortable). The giver or masseur uses his palms, hands, thumbs and fingers to apply pressure to the body's natural energy lines to clear the energy pathways.

Before a massage session, you need to understand the condition of the person being massaged. Internal condition: both the masseur and the patient must be in a calm, relaxed state.

The masseur must constantly focus on the massage. The patient should report discomfort to the masseur. The massage is performed in accordance with the breathing of the patient and the masseur.

It is necessary to ensure smooth transitions from one acupressure point to another.

It is necessary to create an atmosphere of trust between the masseur and the patient. Ethics is of the utmost importance in the application of Thai massage.

Benefits of Thai massage

Thai massage stimulates blood circulation, which leads to improved nutrition of the skin, muscles and connective tissue.

Massage can also help relieve fatigue and provide smoother movement and increased range of motion in the joints.

Regular massages contribute to better skeletal alignment, flexibility and improved posture, thus promoting muscle relaxation, which helps against muscle pain and stiffness.

The benefits of the message also extend to improved organ function and reduced metabolic waste. In the same way, massage can improve lymph flow, relieve fluid retention and help with digestive activity, bowel movements, constipation and gas retention.

Thai massage not only relieves pain, restores balance, clears energy pathways, thus increasing energy levels, it also helps reduce stress and promotes a healthier nervous system and sense of well-being.

Improving muscle strength and efficiency, removing toxins, relieving tension, relaxing tendons and improving their elasticity.

Additional effects of Thai massage

  • Stimulation and improvement of the activity of the nervous system;
  • Calm and deep breathing;
  • By improving the elasticity of the digestive tract, massage of the stomach area prevents indigestion;
  • Improving blood flow to the skin, improving the condition of the skin, smoothing scars.

Preparing for a Thai massage

Thai massage is performed in a calm and pleasant atmosphere, conducive to relaxation and comfort. The floor and mattress must be of high quality.

The masseur must be in a good mood and physical condition. The clothes of the masseur and the person being massaged should be comfortable.