Thai Massage is an ancient therapy that has been practiced in Thailand dating back some 2,500 years, its origin is said to have come from India, during the time of the Buddha. The physician to the Buddha, Shivago Komarpaj, is said to have created the Thai massage and as Buddhism slowly started to make its way to Thailand, the massage technique came with it.
Thai Massage is also known as “Nuad Bo-Rarn” that is based on the treatment of the human body, mind, and spirit and despite its ancient origins, Thai massage remains a relatively new technique in western culture. Recent research has revealed that Thai massage is associated with many health benefits, such as improved circulation, an improved range of motion, and reduced levels of stress.
What can I expect from a Thai massage?
The Thai method uses pressure points, muscle stretching and compression in a rhythmic motion. When doing a Thai massage, therapists can use their hands, feet, elbows, forearms and knees to relax the recipient. They use their body weight to release stress and tension from within the muscles and joints which involves a combination of Indian Yoga positions and Ayurvedic methods.
What are the benefits of a Thai Massage?
A Thai massage experience can help relieve stress and anxiety, release muscular tension, increase flexibility and mobility of joints and improve breathing. The techniques used can also help to increase blood circulation, boost the immune system and promote well-being and an overall feeling of relaxation.
Who can have a Thai Massage?
A person of any age can have a Thai massage, however it is not appropriate for everybody. People with certain health conditions, such as cancer or cardiovascular disease, those who are pregnant, and those who have just undergone surgery should not get a Thai massage, as the technique could pose health risks. If in doubt seek medical advice from a GP before booking a Thai Massage.
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