A MASSAGE THAT UNBLOCK THE ENERGETIC CHANNELS, BOOST THE ENERGY LEVEL OF THE BODY AND DETOX IT, BRING MORE FLEXIBILITY TO THE MUSCLES AND JOINTS AND ELIMINATE PAIN AND TENSIONS
We offer 3 types of Thai Massage: Traditional Thai - it is done through the clothes with pressure point and stretching, Thai Yoga that is same but with more stretching, called also passive yoga, and Thai Oil massage which works same Sen lines and points as traditional one but is done without clothes with oil and doesn't include stretching. Thai massage is one of our favourite massages! What is Thai Massage? A natural therapy for flexibility, relaxation and energy balance, based on energy flow and energy balance theory of health and healing.
If your body is crying out: "Touch me", "Stretch me", "Squeeze me", "Hold me", "Listen to me", "Comfort me", " Heal me" go for a Thai massage!
In Thai medical theory the body's vital life energy flows along channels called SEN. This energy powers all the physical, emotional and mental processes which will only function normally when energy supplies matches demand. The Chinese call this energy "Qi" and the Indians call it "Prana". Any imbalance or blockage in the distribution can cause pain or disease. When the system is working well and energy distribution is balanced, you feel happy, relaxed, energetic and free from stiffness and pain. The Thai massage focuses on the main Sen channels. The careful application of pressure along these channels helps to release any energy blockages and stagnation. Pressing is the mechanical process used to stimulate energy flow in the Sen, and to release blockages or stagnation which result in pain. The pressing techniques of Thai massage prepare muscles for stretching by increasing their permeability to the flow of Sen energies. The manipulations are designed to stretch the muscles a little more than would be possible unaided.
Even advanced yoga cannot compete with the stretching capabilities of Thai massage when applied by an expert.
Tension and spasm in a muscle are the result of a vicious circle of events involving the muscle and its sense organs; those muscles that are antagonistic to it and the brain.
The more tense the muscle the shorter it gets, and the brain interprets this as contraction, so inhibiting the function of the antagonistic muscles, which weaken as a result.
Regular Thai massage stretches the muscles back to their normal resting length, which deceives the brain into 'thinking' that all is well and it stops inhibiting the antagonists. Before long, tension disappears and joint mobility is restored.
What happens? You lie on a mat on the floor/ground (in case outdoor), with light elastic/loose clothes and without shoes. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, feet knees to press and stretch your body.
It is important not to have heavy meals at least 90 min before the massage. After the massage is good to drink lots of liquids - herbal tea or water to eliminate all the toxins liberated during the treatment.
Physical Benefits of Thai Massage
• Help detoxification of the body and boost immune system • Increase blood circulation, lower blood pressure • Good for muscle relaxation, increase flexibility in your muscles, increase mobility • Improve breathing • Improves posture, balance, corrects body alignments and dissolves energy blockages • Improves athletic performance • Help arthritis and back pain, • Help tone the body, strengthen joints and fight diseases, including chronic joint problems • Prevents illnesses and alleviates degenerative diseases • Slows the aging process
Mental Benefits of Thai Massage
• Improve your outlook towards life; builds an emotional balance • Help with concentration and creativity/ Mind and body concentration • Clear and calm your mind • Help you gain mental clarity
Psychological effects of Thai Massage
• Reduce and relieve stress and anxiety • Help people boost their inner energy levels • Develop discipline and self-control • Achieve better health, increases health and vitality. • Raise the energy level and stamina • Build internal power (and creates a natural confidence)
Precautions and contraindications
Thai massage is not recommended if the patient has any of the following conditions:
Sharp pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness along the arms or the legs which might indicate acute herniated disc
Fever over 38.5*C
Hypertension with systolic blood pressure above 160 mmHg and or diastolic blood pressure above 100 mmHg combined with syncope, tachycardia, headache, nausea or vomiting
Recent (less than 1 month) surgery
Communicable diseases, especially airborne types, e.g. influenza, tuberculosis
Fresh wounds, open wounds or recent injury
Vascular problems, e.g. varicose veins, thrombosis, ulceration, atherosclerotic plaque, aneurysm
Serious joint or bone problems, e.g. broken bone, dislocation, severe osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis with joint deformity or deviation
Skin diseases or dermal infections, e.g. cellulitis, chronic wounds, herpes simplex, herpes zoster (shingles), tinea
Deep vein thrombosis
Massage in the hypo-gastric (lower abdomen) region is contraindicated for pregnant women with morning sickness, water or bloody vaginal discharge or severe edema of the extremities, or if the movement of the baby decreases for more than 24 hours.