Benefits of Thai Massage
Thai massage was created 2,500 years ago by Buddhist monks in Thailand which involves rhythmic pressing movements directed into the muscle tissues by hand or fingers. The therapist moves your body into many stretches and positions without you having to do any work. Instead of the muscles being rubbed, the body is pulled, stretched, compressed, and rocked. There are many Thai massage centers in Europe such as the Ban Tiya Thai Massage Genève in Switzerland and the Thai Lotus SPA OÜ in Estonia.
Thais believe that there are ten main energy lines that are important to treat the body and its internal organs. Doing a Thai massage is not for religious purposes but to improve your spiritual growth. What the therapist may do to you may seem unusual at first as she moves your body in a variety of yoga-like positions but you will be improved physically and mentally. This type of massage uses pressure with manipulation, adjustment, and muscle stretching with your full body.
Thai massages come with many benefits that can improve your overall health and wellbeing. Providing gentle pressure on your energy lines and doing yoga-like stretching will relax your body on a deeper level. Thai massage can improve your personal outlook and your emotions. This will also help you get a deeper, more relaxing night’s sleep as well being able to heal yourself physically. Your stress levels will be reduced and your overall circulation will be improved. Your therapist doing gradual movements through different yoga positions can enhance your flexibility which can reduce brain and muscle stress as well as prevent trip and fall accidents.
When these slow movements occur, the mind and the spirit start to slow down and you will know what it feels like to be truly relaxed. By centering yourself and lowering stress reactions, there is a low chance of having heart problems. Stress is drained from the muscles to increase energy and help maintain a healthy weight. Thai massage also helps to lower your blood sugar levels which can reverse onset Type II diabetes and maintain Type I. Your whole circulatory system will be improved with more oxygen going to the brain which will lower migraines and headaches. Increased circulation will also lower the chances of blood clotting your arteries. By the end of the massage, you will think clearer and feel a whole lot better than you did before.
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Page last reviewed and medically fact-checked | July 27, 2021