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Thai massage is a unique massage therapy technique that is rather specific and largely inspired by yoga and meditation. It consists in a succession of pressures and passive stretching, rubbing and joint movement, in which breathing occupies a major role.
Practiced regularly, Thai massage brings benefits in terms of posture and quality of life by favouring comfort with the body and movements. Thai massage, with its poses and stretching, also relieves muscle tensions, backaches, stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation. Lastly, it reduces the effects of stress on the body by providing a state of wellbeing.
Clients receiving a Thai massage are invited to wear loose, comfortable clothing; the massage will be given without oil over top of those clothes. Each part of the body will be addressed through stretching, rubbing and pressure (with thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet). Lying on a mattress on the ground, clients are guided by their therapist to complete movements. The therapist can use cushions to comfort the client’s body. Each of the poses is imagined and selected to have the client feel “openness” in his body, meaning an increase in mobility and flexibility in his joints. The completely passive state of the client then provides him with extremely deep relaxation.
Clients suffering from fever, circulatory or cardiac problems, open sores or infections, joint inflammation or bone diseases should avoid receiving Thai massage.Find a specialist