Thai Table Massage
Thai Massage techniques differ from the scooping strokes of Western massage; it is described by some as a
kind of passive yoga. The Thai method uses two primary procedures – applying deep, consistent pressure to
specific nerves, tendons and ligaments, and a wide variety of passive stretching movements manipulating the
skeleton in order to balance the functions of the body.
The theoretical basis of Thai Massage lies in the theory of energy lines running through the body. Working on important acupressure points along these energy lines helps to remove blockages which allows free flow of energy through the body, balancing the body’s energy system. In Thai Massage it is not just the hands that are used but also the therapist’s feet, forearms, knees and elbows.
Thai massage is carried out through loose clothing on a massage table and no oil is required.
Thai Massage is different from other forms of bodywork – smoothness, rhythm, and flow – are three words that come to mind. Nothing is hurried; there are no sudden changes of rhythm or speed. Every technique melts into the next with total economy of motion; it looks like a beautifully choreographed performance. It is a deeply relaxing experience, extremely effective in relaxing stiff joints, releasing muscular tension and congested toxins.
Benefits of Thai Massage:
- releases blockages
- detoxifies the body and boosts the immune system
- leads to increased vitality and well-being
- restores the body’s own natural healing potential, health and harmony
- aids breathing and circulation
- helps to improve flexibility and body alignments including chronic joint problems
- clears and calms your mind, helping you gain mental clarity
- reduces and relieves stress, tension and anxiety