Thai Massage

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Thai Massage

Thai Massage

Thai massage relieves the stresses and strains from modern living by providing a relaxing treatment that works in harmony with the natural rhythms of the body.

This massage is a dance-like deep body therapy carried out in a meditative state. Leaving you feeling calm, free, and invigorated. It is a more like applied yoga than massage. The strain placed on your body by modern living is extreme. If you work at a desk in an office, you will probably spend most of the day forcing yourself into uncomfortable and awkward positions for long periods of time.

Natural bodily rhythms

Unlike other therapies, Thai massage works with the body`s natural rhythm to relax and energise your whole body subtly and progressively. Treatment is thorough that the energy of the body is opened fully and then the most challenging techniques can be carried out without strain.

Understanding the effects of this massage

This type of massage has numerous positive effects for people who receive treatments, especially if they return for regular follow-up treatments. It affects the whole body, bringing benefits to both overall wellbeing and specific organs and muscles. Though some of the benefits are hard to spot, almost everyone will notice the improvements in their posture and sleep.

  • Inflexible people who receive regular Thai massage generally find that they experience rapid improvements in flexibility.
  • Regular receivers of Thai massage tend to find that they are free from stress and deep tension, have much greater freedom of movement, sleep better, and deeply relaxed and have great energy.
  • Energy improves in terms of quality (smoother and calmer) and quantity (more readily available).
  • Health and fitness will be dramatically improved by Thai massage treatments.

How is This Massage used today?

Many diverse groups of people use Thai massage to enhance their health.

  • Dancers use Thai massage to enable them to perform better and reduce injuries.
  • Yoga practitioners often use Thai massage because in some cases Yoga postures stiffen a person`s muscles up, rather than releasing them! Thai massage always has a releasing effect, and it can also increase all the benefits of regular Yoga practice.
  • Fitness enthusiasts may choose to have a Thai massage because it helps to improve flexibility and prevents many common sports injuries.
  • Sports people use Thai massage because it increases the resting length of muscles and reduces the residual tension in antagonistic muscles. This directly improves their physical performance.

After your Massage.

Thai massage has both immediate and long-lasting effects and you should always follow the guidelines to ensure your feel the full benefit.

After the treatment has finished you should always drink a litre of water at room temperature (as soon as possible). This is because the deep tissue massage that has been received will have released deep-seated toxins.

Feeling Loose

You will feel much looser and more relaxed than you are probably used to. Do not exert yourself for at least 24 hours- ideally 48 hours- to avoid injury. Drinking water is vital after a treatment to help the toxins flush through the body.

Thai Massage for alleviating pain

Chronic, aching pains often occur due to stagnation and inactivity. Thai massage gives the stimulation the body needs to restore energy circulation, alleviating the pain.

Your body is not designed to be sitting for long periods of time in one fixed position., as is almost always demanded by office jobs or professions where you have to spend a lot of time in your car or travelling. There are a few methods, however, that can help to redress the lack of activity without putting the body under any further stress.

Flow of energy

Thai massage restores the body`s free-flowing energetic state naturally at a pace that can easily respond to. By using these useful massage techniques, your body is guided through movements that remobilise stagnant energy and improve circulation around the body. The chronic aches then dissolve, leaving you feeling relaxed and energised.

When is Thai massage appropriate?

As a rule, any area in acute pain should be omitted and the treatment directed to the rest of the body until the painful area as recovered. Working either side if a painful area can stimulate the healing process.

Adjacent treatment

Treat these areas only by working the parts of the body adjacent to them:

  • Injuries that cause intense sharp pain
  • Places where pain increases when touched
  • Injuries hot to touch
  • Injuries of unknown origin
  • Swollen areas

Thai massage is not suitable for some cases of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis. This is due to it strongly stimulating and may actually serve to worsen the condition. If you`re unsure whether you should begin Thai massage you can contact your GP for more information and advice.

Direct treatment

  • Injuries that ache and have a dull throb
  • Injuries where pain subsides when pressure is applied
  • Injured areas that are cold to touch
  • SiteĀ  of old injury with no subsequent problems

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