What is Thai Yoga massage?

April 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

Thai massage is the most famous Asian massage,  more energizing and rigorous than more classic forms of massage.

Thai massage is also called Thai yoga massage, because the therapist uses hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. Many people say Thai massage is like doing yoga without any work.

Muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure are also used during treatment. People describe Thai massage as both relaxing and energizing.

Thai massage is usually done on a padded mat on the floor and no oil is applied, you are usually asked to wear comfortable clothing. Thai massage can be using oil if preferred which is know as Thai Oil Massage.

Many people find that Thai massage has the following benefits, relaxes, reduces stress, improve circulation, increases energy, increases flexibility, improves range of motion, centers the mind and body.

There are many healthy benefits to receiving massage therapy on a regular basis:

• Relaxes Muscles.

• Improves Flexibility and Range of Motion.

• Improves Posture.

• Improves Circulation.

• Relieves Tension-Related Headaches.

• Strengthens The Immune System.

• Enhances Post-Operative Rehabilitation.

• Improves Rehabilitation After Injury.

• Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.

• Reduce spasms and cramping.

• Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.

• Relieves Stress.

• Encourages Relaxation.

• Lowers Blood Pressure.

• Helps Manage Pain.

Massage is not recommended for certain people:

infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds.
immediately after surgery.
immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor.
prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage.
pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage. Massage in pregnant women should be done by massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage.
massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.

Additional tips:

Don’t eat a heavy meal before the massage.
Allow your self 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms and  you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage.
Be sure that your massage therapist has your complete health history, because people with certain conditions should not have massage.
If you feel discomfort at any time, let your massage therapist know.

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