A Thai massage is a form of massage that makes use of passive stretching and gentle pressure along the energy lines of the body. It is meant to increase flexibility balance the energy systems of the body, as well as relieve joint and muscle tension. This type of massage is not usually recommended for people who visit the spa for the first time. In Thai massage, the therapist will do unusual and unexpected things and you need to feel comfortable with bodywork so you can relax during this session.
What to Expect from a Thai Massage Session
Typically, this kind of massage works with compression and is often performed on a futon mat on the floor. You will usually be wearing loose or stretchy clothing. The therapist will move your body into different positions and stretches. For most clients, this type of massage can be both relaxing and energising.
During your massage session, the therapist will use various sequences of techniques on you while you may be seated, lying face down, lying face up, or on your side. Instead of rubbing your muscles, the therapist will compress, stretch, pull, and rock your body.
Benefits of Thai Massage
People who visit spas for massage Quebec, often prefer to have Thai massage for its benefits that include the following:
- Eases joint and muscle pain. Kneading, rocking, and static pressure work wonders on tired and aching muscles. Thai massage also alleviates tensions in fascia and joints. With improved mobility and stretched muscles, the joints and muscles will feel less heavy which can also relieve pain.
- Releases energy. Any massage is focused on relaxing and energising the client while making them feel lighter and less sluggish. Thai massage releases energy so it moves around the body, also releasing blocked or restricted flow. It maintains internal balance and connects the body and mind in harmony.
- Increases flexibility and range of motion. Thai massage is a full-body massage. It increases flexibility and range of motion as the therapy moves your body in yoga-like positions. This kind of massage can be especially helpful for people who are undergoing doctor-approved rehabilitation for an illness or injury.
- Increases body circulation. Thai massage involves deep-tissue manipulation which increases circulation throughout the body. The massage’s physical touch promotes blood flow. Improved blood flow and increased circulation allow blood and oxygen to get to your body more effectively. As a result, you will have improved overall health.