Thai massage - massage system developed in Thailand and developed under the influence of traditional medicine of India, China and Southeast Asia.
Traditional Thai massage is performed on the floor or on a firm mattress. The client wears comfortable clothing that allows the masseur to move freely handed over the body. During Thai massage does not use creams, lotions and oils.
Thai massage incorporates elements of rubbing, gentle stroking, deep stretching and rhythmic contractions. It contains the basic elements of yoga asanas for opening without resistance joints and relieve tension in the muscles, which allows the healing power of prana and chi to move more freely through the body.
Traditional Thai massage can last from one to three hours or more and there is a very slow pace.
Thai massage facilitates and promotes a harmonious state of consciousness. This ancient practice is aimed at eliminating obstacles to divine enlightenment or five states of mind: love, kindness, joy, compassion and equanimity.
Thai massage is a relatively new procedure for the modern salon, but it was actually developed by Buddhist monks in Thailand as a way to treat 2,500 years ago. The Thai massage uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body's energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle and joint tension and energy balance of the body systems.
In Thailand, a traditional Thai massage is a branch of Thai traditional medicine and is widely regarded as a medical discipline used for the treatment of a wide range of diseases.
Types of Thai massage
In practice, three main types of popular Thai massage, as follows:
- Total Thai massage - during the procedure therapist uses thumbs, the outer part of the wrist, the upper part of the palms, elbows, knees, forearms and feet;
- Royal Thai massage - during the procedure the client all the time lying on his back, and the therapist uses hands and only the outer part of the wrist. This is a Thai foot massage, as only massaged feet, knees, ankles and leg muscles;
- Erotic Thai massage - during the procedure masseuses use the chest instead of hands. This type of massage called Thai, though, but to the traditional Thai massage has nothing to do.
The main stages of Thai massage
Massage begins with the fact that the client lies on his back, and the therapist uses gentle methods of compression and stretching to relax the body starting with the feet. According to reviews, the Thai massage is similar to yoga class, but without the application of any effort, as the therapist pushes the body and collects in various positions without any effort on the part of the client. Massage therapist literally uses his body, including his legs, moving the body of the client in various positions during the Thai massage.
Thai massage has its roots in the spiritual tradition, and its aim is to heal the man not only physically but also emotionally and spiritually.
According to reviews, the Thai massage is effective for problems with blood circulation, swelling, well relaxes tense muscles, stimulates the digestive tract and nervous system, helps to eliminate toxins and relax the tendons, improves blood flow to the skin and its status.
Thai foot massage
Thai foot massage - a procedure in which, using the fingers, hands and wooden tools, the masseur has localized impact on the lower part of the legs and feet by rubbing, kneading, stretching and vibration methods.
Reflexology Foot Massage is an ancient therapeutic procedure in Thailand, where the secrets of the art passed down from generation to generation of Thai Buddhist monks of the royal palace.
Thai foot massage is a holistic method of healing the body, which provides relaxation, balance in the various systems of the body, and promotes blood circulation. He is known as a therapy to strengthen the overall health and mental tranquility.
According to reviews, the Thai foot massage relieves back pain, allergies, lowers high blood pressure, relieves stress, fibromyalgia, gout, migraines, arthritis, diabetes, kidney disease and digestive problems.
Thai foot massage is excellent for relieving fatigue in the lower legs, as well as:
- It improves blood circulation in the legs;
- It improves lymphatic drainage;
- Improves mood;
- Improves sleep;
- It improves concentration and mental clarity.
There are several contraindications for Thai massage treatments, these include:
- Areas with varicose veins;
- High temperature and heat;
- Severe heart disease;
- Areas with bone fractures, joint damage, muscle damage;
- Skin diseases;
- Any chronic illness in the acute stage.