Thai Massage is one of the healing arts of traditional Thai Medicine that is very similar to the role Physical Therapy plays in our western model of medicine. The practitioner uses stretching combined with massage techniques that can employ their hands, elbows, knees and feet to effectively treat a client’s muscles, tendons, pressure points, and energy lines. Thai massage is done on a mat on the floor as opposed to a table to allow the practitioner to get the body leverage necessary for the stretches and postures characteristically used in Thai massage.
About Thai Massage:
Traditional Thai Massage, also know as Ancient Massage or Thai Yoga Massage, dates back more than three hundred years in its present form, with its origins going back more than 5,000 years to ancient India and China. While Thai massage combines elements of Ayeurvedic medicine, Hatha yoga, and Chinese acupressure, it has evolved into a system that is entirely unique and is widely regarded as one of the best systems of therapeutic massage.
Benefits of Thai Massage:
- Relief from stress and muscle tension
- Relief from aches and pains
- Improved circulation
- Unblocking and balancing of energy flow
- Detoxification of the internal organs
- Improved alignment
- Increased flexibility and range of motion
- A general increase in energy
- Improved mood
Thai massage is offered in 1.5 hour and 2 hour sessions due to the holistic approach it takes to the body.