The traditional Thai massage is beneficial to us in many ways – physically, physiologically and psychologically. This is why many people from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures are choosing to experience this ancient eastern tradition which was developed by Buddhist monks in Thailand over two thousand years ago. Here are six ways that traditional Thai massage can benefit the body and mind.
When performed properly, a Thai massage will help to detoxify your body, thus boosting your immune system and general wellbeing. This is because a good Thai massage will help to drain and energise your lymphatic system, which is a network of lymphatic vessels that contribute heavily to your immune system. It is the inverted poses during the massage that will assist with lymphatic drainage. Having a traditional Thai massage on a regular basis will help to prevent future illnesses – which is especially great during the winter months!
It has been well known for centuries that Thai massage is a great way to help relieve arthritis and back pain. By using traditional Thai techniques to calm the muscle spasm and expand the motion range of the affected area your massage therapist will place you in yoga like stretches, which will help you to stretch out the areas that are experiencing the most tension.
Thai massage combines yoga techniques with the ancient art of acupressure to create the perfect way to relax not only your body, but also your mind. As the positions involved in a traditional Thai massage create a more energising experience than other types of massage, it is these traditional techniques that help to restore the natural flow of energy within your body and help to clear your mind of outside stress and restore calmness.
As a traditional Thai massage helps to alleviate back and shoulder pain, you will also see an improvement in your posture after the treatment. If you continue to have a traditional Thai massage on a regular basis, then you will begin to notice that your posture becomes straighter and more improved for longer periods of time.
A Thai massage will help to balance out the body’s natural energy lines, bringing your body back to its natural equilibrium which makes you more emotionally and spiritually balanced. This will make you feel more at one with the world and will help you get a better night’s sleep. Traditional Thai massage also helps to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which enables your body to release serotonin and endorphins – the brain’s natural happy juices!
As traditional Thai massage contains stretches that dilate the blood vessels in the body, the cardio vascular system is improved. This helps the flow of blood around the body and helps your blood to reach areas that are in need of attention.
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