Patients are more and more often being referred by their doctors to experience Thai Massage, or ‘lazy yoga’ as it is sometimes known.
WHAT IS THAI MASSAGE?
Sometimes called ‘lazy yoga’, this alludes to the fact that yoga works in a similar way, by promoting greater flexibility in the muscles and assuming a variety of different positions.
The difference with Thai massage is that the therapist will position you and perform the massage on your pressure points. This is intended to help the energy flow from one part of the body to another, unimpeded.
When these points between the body are blocked, it can cause fatigue and weakness. Both yoga and Thai massage pinpoint these areas and work on them.
The therapist will help to stretch the muscles gently with a massage. This in turn ought to boost the flexibility of the ligament, making it easier to move.
WHAT CONDITIONS MAY I BE REFERRED TO A THAI MASSAGE THERAPIST FOR?
Your doctor or practitioner may have referred you to a Thai massage therapist for a range of conditions. These include, sciatica, neck pain and headaches.
WHAT TECHNIQUES WILL THE THERAPIST USE?
As well as pinpointing the areas where the energy may be blocked, the therapist will also gently stretch the muscles.
In addition to this, they also use acupressure. This releases pressure and tension knots in the muscle. In turn, this can reduce pain and stress in the patient.
The therapist may use a rather more vigorous technique than some other types of massage therapy will take. This is an applied pressing to the affected areas. The massage therapist will press down and help stretch the muscle.
The points selected by the therapist will correlate to other areas of the body, as well as work on their own to reduce knots and tension.
HOW DOES THAI MASSAGE HELP MY MOBILITY?
The therapist will target your joints and help to enhance mobility and the greater flexibility of them.
If you suffer from joint pain and stiffness, this is something that could definitely help you.
Likewise, any trapped nerves should be greatly improved after a Thai massage.
WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF THAI MASSAGE?
Thai massage is where the Indian Avuryedic tradition meets Chinese medicine.
The technique was thought to have begun over 2,500 years ago in India. It then traveled to Thailand, where it was imbued with the properties of Chinese traditional medicine.