Thai massage is an ancient healing art thought to have originated in India before spreading to Thailand. An important element of Eastern medicine is the concept of life force or energy, referring to the 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.
Traditional Thai massage provides benefit by stimulating pressure points on to open the body’s energy pathways, allowing healing energy to flow freely and allowing the body to heal itself. Its method involves the application of pressure on various energy lines and points. Thai massage contains an array of passive stretching movements that are performed with feet, knees, hands and elbows.
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.
If you are looking for a more holistic approach to bodywork, traditional Thai massage is a good choice. Thai massages can dissolve any tension in your body, therapeutic for body and soul. In addition to assisting relaxation, Thai massage also increases the flow of energy and flexibility while stimulating internal organs to perform properly.