The traditional healing massage of Thailand originated in India during the Buddha’s lifetime, over 2500 years ago.
This form of Thai massage involves manipulation using stretching techniques and gentle pressure along the meridians or energy lines of the body.
The aim of Thai massage is to release toxins and waste materials from the joints, muscles and connective tissue, and stimulate internal organs by gentle pressure on specific energy points.
Thai massage is carried out on a mat or thin mattress, which is laid out on the floor. The therapist uses both their hands and feet to apply pressure to the client’s fully-clothed body and to carry out a range of gentle stretching methods. During the massage the client, whilst being manipulated gently and respectively, is given the opportunity to look within and focus on the healing experience. A Thai massage can last up to 2 hours and clients are advised to wear loose, comfortable clothes.
What is it good for?
Thai massage helps relieve tension within the body and can be effectively used for pain relief. It improves the function of the lymph glands and blood circulation, balances the nervous system and clears out blocked and stagnant energy. It is appropriate for a range of musculoskeletal problems including back, neck, shoulder, hip and leg pain.
This form of massage is especially good for releasing stress and tension, and encouraging relaxation of both the mind and body. Clients report that Thai massage is wonderfully soothing and relaxing and leaves them feeling energised, refreshed and with a deep sense of well-being. Thai massage therapy is the most enjoyable way for everyone, not just serious sports professionals, to stay at the top of their game.
The benefits of Thai massage
- Extends awareness from the head to the whole body
- Releases chronic tensions in all areas
- Improves posture
- Increases range of movement
- Improves sleep
- Increases vitality
- Lifts your mood
- Helps you to work better under pressure
- Improves your mental and physical performance