Thai Massage was developed by Buddhist monks in Thailand as a healing modality 2,500 years ago. It is known in Thailand as "nuat phaen boran", literally, the ancient-manner massage.
Some people may say Thai Massage is a little like doing yoga without any effort, because the therapist will push your body into different positions without any work on your part, so in some ways it feels more intimate than a Swedish Massage, where you lay on a massage table and are covered with sheets.
Actually, Thai Massage is an interactive manipulation of the body using passive stretching and gentle pressure with the hands and feet. These movements help to adjust the skeletal structure, increase flexibility, relieve muscular and joint tension, stimulate internal organs and balance the body's energy system. The effect is both relaxing as well as energizing.
During Thai Massage, no oil is applied, so you are fully dressed. Also, you are suggested to wear comfortable and loose clothes during massage.
The benefits of Thai Massage are listed below:
- Centers the mind and body
- Improves blood circulation
- Improves range of motion
- Increases energy flow
- Increases flexibility
- Relaxes your body and soul
- Reduces stress
Thai Massage is not recommended for certain kinds of people:
- Infectious skin disease or open wounds
- Immediately after surgery
- Heart disease
- Pregnant women