Thai massage has jokingly been called “yoga for lazy people.” This is due to the dynamic stretches that have you feeling like a rag doll. There are many great health effects in this ancient style of massage. The massage utilizes pressure on energy lines called “meridian.” The use of Acupressure on meridians this stimulates the qi or the vital organs. Stretching is also great for this vital flow of energy. Manipulating the joins in this way gives ample opportunity for greater movement in the extremities. To heal the body you need to move the body releasing toxins that have accumulated causing bad posture, aches and pains and mental discomfort. Thai massage works on a deeper level thus in turn riding the body of chronic discomforts.
The benefits of Thai Massage include:
- Increased circulation and flexibility
- More restful sleep
- Increased energy
- Feelings of well-being
- Alleviate numerous types of aches and pains
- Relief of back, neck and shoulder issues
I have made multiple trips to Thailand to study this ancient healing art with some of the world’s most renowned teachers in accredited schools including the School of Massage for health and TMC.
How To Perform Thai Massage:
- It is best performed on a padded floor with loose-fitting clothing and no oil unless needed