THAI MASSAGE – WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Thai massage is a combination of acupressure and passive yoga, stretching and reflexology. The massage is performed on a moderately hard mattress, and the person undergoing the procedure stays in loose, comfortable and comfortable clothing.
The masseur uses not only his hands or fingers, but also elbows, forearms and feet, performing various compression and stretching techniques. During the procedure, the massaged person assumes several positions derived from the basic attitudes of passive yoga. The massage starts from the outer parts of the body and is conducted from head to toe. The masseur works, among others, on improving the flow of energy and increasing mobility in the joints, and the whole ends with intensive stretching.
WHO IS THE THAI MASSAGE FOR?
Thai massage is recommended for all people struggling with stress, struggling with tiredness or leading a sedentary lifestyle. Indications for Thai massage also include muscle tension and pain, headaches and sleep problems, as well as a general decrease in well-being and lack of willingness to any activity.
The benefits of Thai massage will also be felt by people in convalescence and suffering from overweight, obesity, rheumatic diseases and minor cardiovascular disorders. Thai massage is also helpful in the case of reduced immunity, reduced mobility in joints and muscle tension, which are a consequence of sports training.
ADVANTAGES OF THAI MASSAGE
Thai massage helps to remove tension from muscles and joints, strengthening them and increasing their flexibility, while relieving headaches, backs, shoulders and neck. This in turn improves the quality of sleep, reduces stress and reduces mental fatigue. Thai massage also has a positive effect on metabolism, intensifies the processes of cleansing the body of toxins, and also stimulates blood and lymph circulation, strengthening our immunity.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A THAI MASSAGE?
For Thai massage to bring as many benefits as possible, it’s worth taking care of proper preparation for the procedure. On the day you have a massage planned, try to drink a lot of water and warm tea, avoiding coffee or alcoholic beverages. Eat a meal at least one hour before the procedure. Do not forget about the right outfit – take comfortable, light clothes and flat footwear. During the massage, however, try to forget about work or the load of duties. In this way you can calm down your thoughts and fully focus on the procedure.
DOES THAI MASSAGE HURT?
This question is asked by many people who want to benefit from this treatment. If you also belong to this group, you should be aware that traditional Thai massage is very intense, which some describe as balancing on the border between pain and pleasure. These feelings mainly accompany people who have excessive muscle tension.
However, if during the massage you feel that it is too painful, just inform the masseuse. Each Thai massage, although generally performed in the same way, should be individualized and adapted to the needs of the individual. It cannot cause pain because it causes muscle tension, and then the procedure will not bring the expected results.