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The Benefits of Thai Massage

Thai massage has the capacity to promote general health and well-being. It works on many levels of our human existence – those which we can see and those which we cannot. It also has a double purpose: On the preventive side, it activates the free flow of energy and improves fluid circulation, digestion, breathing capacity, body posture, flexibility, as well as releasing nervous tension. On the therapeutic side, it can cure a large number of pathologies such as lower back pain, headaches, digestive problems, stress, insomnia, nervous imbalance, neck and shoulder muscular tightness…and the list goes on…

Lets look more specifically how Thai massage works:

On a Physical Level

  • Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
  • Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
  • Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
  • Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain and swelling; reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
  • Reduces muscle spasms
  • Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Enhances athletic performance; Treats injuries caused during sport or work
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain
  • Enhances the health and nourishment of skin
  • Improves posture
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Treats musculoskeletal problems
  • Rehabilitation post-operative
  • Rehabilitation after injury

On a Mental Level

  • Fosters peace of mind
  • Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
  • Helps relieve mental stress
  • Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately
  • Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity

On an Emotional Level

  • Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch
  • Fosters a feeling of being held
  • Reduces levels of anxiety
  • Creates body awareness
  • Increases awareness of mind-body connection
  • Allows for deep-rooted release – in the form of laughter, tears, sighing, movement, deep contemplation

 

When we apply the principals of Thai Massage and connect to our heart, here are some possible benefits of giving a Thai massage, however it is important to note that while the benefits are many on the structural body, Thai massage is beyond mind, form and matter and it is the spiritual awakening and transformation taking place which make this massage so sacred.