Thai Massage is an ancient healing system that combines acupressure with ancient Indian Ayurveda principles and assisted yoga postures. This ancient massage technique originated in India during the time of Gautama Buddha and it combines the art of thumb and palm pressure with yoga stretches, so as to stimulate the flow of vital energy through the body.
This is a dry massage as no oils are used. The massage is administered on the floor on a mattress, as against the spa bed. The massage is normally done with the recipient wearing a two-piece outfit. Thai Massage is known to be very beneficial to the recipient as it enhances the energy flow through the body; it provides pain relief, (it is a way for people to deal with chronic pain).
Before/After Massage Tip
As with every massage, you can expect to feel stiff and even tender, though this will subside after a couple of days leaving you more relaxed than ever.
If you desire to reduce the tenderness, warm-up your muscles with a bath, a heat pack or steam. Once your muscles are warm, we also recommend dynamic stretching to release some of the tenderness and to further lengthen your muscles.
It is also essential to stay hydrated before and after the treatment to ensure that you get the best results.
Avoid eating right before a massage.