Traditional Thai Massage has a history of more than 2,500 years in Thailand. It originated from Eastern healing traditions intended to make a connection with mind, body and spirit. Traditional Thai Massage is a technique that can increase the flow of energy through the body as a whole by releasing tension, energy blockages and restoring harmony. Thai massage works with the muscles, bones and joints, improving circulation, increasing flexibility and range of motion. It helps with the kinesthetic awareness of your body, therefore, resulting in ease of movement, improved posture, and injury prevention. The Traditional Thai style involves physically stimulating and adjusting the client’s body through deep stretches, breathing practices, acupressure and rhythmic compression.
Thai Massage sessions are usually performed on a floor mat, although a client may receive it on the table. The client is fully clothed and there are no oils or creams used throughout the session. The practitioner uses hands, thumbs, forearms, elbows, knees, and feet to create a unique therapeutic experience.
Traditional Thai Massage is often effective in reducing low back pain, reducing neck and shoulder pain, and even headaches. It also supports athletes that are preparing for and recovering from competition. Recipients have reported reduced discomfort from fibromyalgia, insomnia, diabetes, scoliosis and arthritis. Benefits of Traditional Thai Massage tend to multiply with regular treatment.