Thai Massage Information

What is Thai Massage?

Thai massage, also known as the Thai Yoga massage, is an ancient massage technique which is based on the Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine. The technique, which is over two thousand years old, was founded and popularised by Jivaka Kumar Bhacca, a Ayurvedic doctor who is also called the 'father of medicine.' This is because of his intensive knowledge on the subject of herbal medicine and outstanding talents for medical treatments. He is famous for having treated Buddha and many other important people in his time.

Thai Massage Concept

The main element of this procedure is the presence of energy that flows throughout the body along specific channels. There could be some points on these channels which might be blocked and this languishes the natural flow of the energy leading to poor health. Thai Massage stimulates these points and opens them up for smooth flow of energy and rejuvenation of the receiver's health.

Thai Massage Technique

The Thai Massage technique involves the practitioner massaging the receiver by performing a series of yoga positions. The therapist also positions the receiver in various yoga poses during the massage and the whole act is combined with varied levels of pressures rhythmically. When the receiver is positioned in specific positions, blood flow is facilitated towards the targeted points and the fresh blood causes the stagnant energy to become active again.

In practice, during Thai massage, the recipient is not supposed to take off his or her clothes. There is no form of lubrication used throughout the course of the procedure as it involves just pulling, stretching, and compressing of different parts of body. A typical Thai massage session, if done fully for almost all parts of body, lasts for around two hours. In such a session, the recipients not just have their limbs massaged but have their fingers, toes, and even ears pulled!

Physical Benefits

Helps with arthritis and other body pains.
Enhances flexibility of muscles and makes joint movement smoother.
Improves blood circulation and rejuvenates muscles.
Improves posture.

Psychological Benefits

Improves your command over your emotions.
Enhances concentration and focus.
Calms your mind and clears it.
Relieves stress and relaxes the brain.

Spiritual Benefits

Thai massage has meditative moves throughout the procedure.
Meditation improves focus and self-awareness.
Become increasingly aware about your inner self and outer surroundings.
Gain deeper insight into your mind, body, and spirit.

The Thai massage is a very unique form of massage which has only gained popularity. It targets the root of the pain and goes deeper than any other type of massage which makes it a very sought after procedure for a balanced mind, body, and spirit.

Further Information

http://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/sore-back-try-a-massage