It is a so-called complex “Passive yoga” massage, which starts from the feet and ends at the top of the head.
Thai full body massage covers all muscles, joints and ligaments and is usually performed on a special mat with the patient wearing clothing and without using any massage oils. Main techniques include pressing (with fingers, palms, elbows, knees, feet), twisting and stretching.
You receive Thai massage treatment laying down on the mat and being dressed in your comfortable and loose clothes.
Thai Massage Benefits
The aim of the Thai massage therapist is to bring the patient’s body to a balanced state, achieve deep relaxation of the muscles, significantly strengthen blood vessel tonus, increase the joint mobility and cause an intense flow of vital energy.
What is the Difference Between Thai Massage and Traditional Massage?
Sensations felt during a Thai massage session and traditional body massage are completely different. During the traditional massage, the massage therapist works with muscles, when Thai massage therapy is aimed at joints, biologically active points and energy channels. Thanks to this complex approach, the person relaxes, the deep clamps are removed, and the tension goes off. The therapist pays attention to the whole body, starting from the tips of the toes to the top of the head.
Typically, you feel drowsy and pleasantly relaxed immediately after the session, while after a few hours a tremendous surge of energy may come.
Do You Have to Wear Clothes During Thai Massage?
Also there’s a physiological factor — when the pressure is applied through the cloth, the tissues of the body can withstand much heavier presses without pain.
In addition, clothing preserves the boundaries, as it is much more comfortable for a person to remain in clothes during Thai massage.
Also it is essential for the client to remain warm during the massage, as with relaxation it’s easy to get a slight chill.
Contraindications for Thai Massage
- – Stage 3 hypertensive disease
- – Cancer
- – Pregnancy
- – Acute infectious diseases
- – Alcohol or drug intoxication
Can You Eat or Drink Before Thai Massage?
It’s better not to eat too much, as well as not eat later than 30 minutes before the session. Alcohol intake is not recommended on the massage day, as the Thai massage stimulates the body’s cleansing. As practice shows, alcohol is not compatible with any wellness programs at all.