Traditional Thai massage is a remedial method combining several masterful techniques of acupressure and yoga alike Japanese shiatsu massage. By manipulation of muscles and joints and acupressure on the individual energy points of the body it relieves pain and tension of tendons, joints and muscles.
Thai massage harmonizes body, mind and spirit and thus brings a total relaxation, a sense of newly acquired mental balance and vitality. As a result of these sensations, the organism better manages to self-heal.
The art of Thai massage was founded in the 5th century BC by the Ayurvedic expert Dr. Jivaka Komarabhacca. According to the legend he was the personal physician of the Buddha himself. The massage is based on the knowledge of the internal energy flow. The therapist compresses individual points, thus supporting the passage of energy and releasing blocks that can cause pain or disease.
The classic Thai massage uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet. This process prepares the body for the next stage of massage, which is stretching of individual parts of the body using elements of yoga. Stretching relaxes muscles, joints, tendons, feet and spine. Thus total physical and mental relaxation is achieved.
The art of Thai massage is better described as the combination of the words “yoga massage.” Because of many exercises combined with this massage it is also called applied hatha yoga or lazy yoga.
Thai massage can be painful in a case of health problems, but it can alleviate or permanently eliminate various health ailments during regular visits.
The effects of Thai massage
- relieves stress
- helps alleviate headaches, back pains, muscle and joint pains
- improves blood and lymphatic circulation
- rehabilitates and regenerates the body
- increases mobility
- helps to strengthen immunity
- detoxifies the organism
A traditional Thai massage lasting sixty or ninety minutes is a great choice for achieving and maintaining psychic and physical balance. Come try a massage in our Thai Salon Chang in Marianske Lazne or treat it as a gift to your closest one and give them an unusual experience that will create a smile on their face.