Try Something New - Thai Massage
Have you had a Thai Massage yet? It's a different form of massage. I had the opportunity to have one this week and thoroughly enjoyed it. Afterwards I felt like I had stretched my whole body. Actually that is what happened only I didn't have to do it, Linda the Thai Massage practitioner did.
Thai massage works through the use of assisted yoga postures, acupressure, and reflexology. Practitioners move your limbs around to stretch joints and gently massage key areas of the body according to traditional Thai medicinal theory. Thai massage combines compression and passive stretching to increase the range of motion in your joints and muscles.
Thai massage is a unique form of bodywork that combines rhythmic massage, acupressure, gentle twisting, deep stretching and meditation. The massage is performed on a comfortable mat on the floor or in some cases on a massage table with the client wearing loose, comfortable clothing.
The massage is designed to relax the entire body, stimulate circulation, improve flexibility, and create a feeling of well-being.
During a Thai massage session, the massage therapist will use their hands, thumbs, elbows, knees, and feet to apply pressure to the recipient’s body energy lines and acupressure points. This pressure helps to increase circulation, reduce muscle tension, and increase range of motion.
Why Choose Thai Massage?
Stress Relief: Thai massage is known to help reduce stress and tension in the body, as well as improve mental clarity.
Improved Circulation: Thai massage can help to increase circulation throughout the body, speeding up healing and improved overall health.
Improved Mobility: Thai massage can help with increased range of motion and flexibility, which can improve posture, help with sports activities, and reduce the risk of injury.
Pain Relief: Thai massage can help to relieve pain in the body, especially in areas that are tight like the inner thigh, abdomen and neck
Increased Health and Energy: Thai massage can help to boost energy levels, leaving the body feeling more energized and refreshed. It can improve sleep, relaxation and digestion
Improved Mental Clarity: Thai massage can help to reduce stress and anxiety, helping to improve mental clarity and focus. Calming the mind and helping with mindfulness.
Improved Immune System: Thai massage can help to improve the immune system by improving circulation and reducing stress, which can help the body to fight off illnesses and infections.
It Feels Good Afterwards: The reward is your body feels great afterwards. Although it can be a little sore the next day
Wendy's Words for you.....I have had several Thai massages throughout the years. I have had some very good ones and some not so good. I would say that Linda at Mesquite Chiropractic is one of the good ones.
I am a firm believer in trying alternative medicines and modualities to maintain my health. Thai massage is one of the ones I will seek out anytime I see it offered, it works for me. If you haven't tried it I hope you find the opportunity sometime soon.
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Risks of Thai Massage
Thai massage, just like any form of massage. It may cause changes in your heart rate. If you have a heart condition please check with your doctor before having a Thai massage. I am not a doctor, it is always advised to check with your doctor prior to trying out different forms of massage or modualities. There is also a small risk of injury to muscles or bones from a rough massage, please let your practitioner know if the pressure is too much for you.
However, for most people, Thai massage is more helpful than harmful.