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BENEFITS OF THAI MASSAGE – DETAILED INFORMATION
Most of us know that massage feels good; but therapeutic massage, such as Thai traditional massage, also provides relief to a multitude of specific health concerns. Therapeutic massage is part of an integrative care approach to many medical conditions
An important element of Eastern medicine is the concept of life force or energy. In Yogic terms, it is referred to as prana, in Chinese it is called chi, and in Thai it is called loom. All are referring to the basic principle of life force energy, which flows along specific channels. Along these channels are specific energy points that, when blocked, the energy is in excess in one area of the body and a deficiency in another.
In Eastern healthcare, it is said that disease is initially caused by tension, stress, or dis-ease. Typically, there will be pain or tension in some areas of the body (often causing toxic build up) before certain symptoms of an ailment will incur. It is to our advantage to work on physical imbalances before they develop into more serious diseases and before the toxic build up has caused damage to our internal organs.
Traditional Thai massage is more precise and energizing than other forms of traditional massage. Traditional Thai massage provides benefit by stimulating pressure points on to open the body’s energy pathways, allowing healing energy to allowing healing energy to flow freely and allowing the body to heal itself.
Traditional Thai massage helps a person’s muscles, joints, ligaments and fascia by relaxing muscle tension, relieving the spasm, and improving the range of motion. The combination of pressure on specific points and yoga like stretches in traditional Thai massage relieves areas of muscular stress and tension. In fact, recipients often report that their muscles stay loose days after a session.
Additionally, traditional Thai massage helps a person’s cardio vascular system by dilating the blood vessels, so the circulation is increased. Traditional Thai massage stretches work in a similar way to regular yoga poses. As participants hold a pose, blood slows to targeted areas. When the practitioner releases the pose on a recipient, fresh circulation rushes back into the area. According to "Yoga Journal," inverted poses can help with lymphatic drainage, the return of blood to the heart and digestion.
Another benefit of traditional Thai massage includes improvement to the nervous system. That is, by stimulating the sensory nerves causing the central nervous system to respond better. Furthermore, some people suggest that, by blocking pain signals to the brain (gate control theory) and activating the parasympathetic nervous system to stimulate the release of endorphins and serotonin, traditional Thai massage helps prevent fibrosis or scar tissue, increases the flow of lymph, and improves sleep.
A boosted immune system is also a benefit of traditional Thai massage. In fact, the American Massage Therapy Association lists several scientific studies that support the claim that participants can improve their immune systems through traditional Thai massage. By invigorating the nervous system and releasing toxins through improved circulation, traditional Thai massage recipients increase their immunity to diseases.
Traditional Thai massage is also especially good at releasing mental and emotional stress. The United States Department of Health and Human Services, lists both yoga and massage therapy as alternative approaches to mental health care. In traditional Thai massage, the release of emotional or mental stress happens with the manipulation of muscles. Practiced correctly, traditional Thai massage also incorporates meditation, which can help participants manage stress and let go of negative emotions. Traditional Thai massage is more than just physical, but works to create harmony between mind, body, and spirit.
As you can see, the benefits of traditional Thai massage include those of other types of massage, such as improved circulation, release of muscle tension, mobility and flexibility, as well as stress relief. However, traditional Thai massage goes further; its more specialized techniques will help promote a balance of all the body's systems, body, mind, and spirit to create the complete sense of well being.
If you are looking for a more holistic approach to bodywork, traditional Thai massage is a good choice