Traditional Thai massage
Thai massage was introduced in Thailand by the Buddhist monks who arrived from India during the second and third century B.C. It is believed that the founder of the massage, was Buddha’s personal doctor.
Traditional Thai Medicine is based on the concept of an energy system comprising 10 “sen” lines through which energy is transformed and distributed in the human body. Thai massage works to stimulate, open and balance the flow of energy through the “sen” lines to assist the body in its natural tendency towards self-healing. This is achieved through rhythmic manipulation of “sen” lines; mobilization of joints; passive stretches and applied Hatha Yoga asanas.
It is also known as “Thai Yoga Massage” as it is assisted by yoga postures, done by the giver while the receiver remains completely passive. As the massage significantly improves the flexibility, it can be very useful for people who do yoga or other sport activities. During the massage the recipient remains clothed because no oils or lotions are used. The recipient is advised to wear comfortable clothes, suitable for yoga.
- Balances mind, body and spirit
- Boosts immunity
- Decreases depression and anxiety
- Improves blood circulation
- Increases flexibility
- Promotes inner peace and calmness
- Reduces stress and releases tension
- Reduces high blood pressure
- Affects positively stiffness in the joints
- Reliefs pain
The massage is NOT recommended if the following exist: cancer disease, pregnancy, back injury, such as a herniated disk, people with healing broken bones, people with osteoporosis.