Did you know that we offer Thai Massage here at Precision Therapeutic Massage and Esthetics? Learn more about the benefits of Thai Massage in the article below, and then give us a call to schedule your own Thai Massage!
Health Benefits of Thai Massage
Thai Yoga massage is an ancient technique; a therapist specifically trained in the art stretches your body with assisted yoga poses. This massage technique focuses on energy points, called “sen.” When the massage therapist stretches your body, she also presses and massages along the sen lines.
How does Thai massage help muscular tension?
To release muscular tension, the Thai therapist presses feet, hands, thumbs, knuckles and fingers into certain points while holding you in a stretch. This helps relieve areas of stress and tension. Techniques involved include acupressure, tissue compression and soft tissue manipulation.
How does Thai massage improve circulation?
A Thai massage works in similar ways to regular yoga poses. As you hold a pose, your blood slows to targeted areas. When the pose is released, circulation flows back into the area. There are some positions, including the plough, shoulder stand and spinal twist that are particularly effective with circulation. Inverted poses can help with lymphatic drainage.
How does Thai massage help release stress?
Yoga and massage therapy are both listed as alternative approaches to mental health care, according to The Substance Abuse and Mental Health division of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. By manipulating your muscles in a Thai Yoga massage, emotional and mental stress are released. Thai massage includes meditation, which also helps you to relax and better manage your stress.
How does a Thai massage boost a body’s immune system?
A boosted immune system is considered one of the benefits of Thai massage. By invigorating the nervous system through massage and relaxing toxins with improved circulation, you may increase your immunity to disease. Yoga devotees also believe that practicing yoga poses can improve your body’s immunity and lead to longevity.
Thai massage may be an appropriate option if you are uncomfortable with being only partially dressed or nude for other types of massage. With this type of massage, you remain dressed and no massage oil or cream is applied. This type of therapy may last one to two hours.