Thai massage
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Thai massage is a traditional healing system, which is in practice from the past 2500 years ago.
Thai massage is a traditional healing system, which is in practice from the past 2500 years ago.
The massage is a combination of acupressure, Ayurvedic principles, and various yoga postures. Developed by Buddhist monks, the Thai massage has its roots linked to India. This massage is excellent to lower down stress, boost energy and improving athletic performance.
Unlike any other massage techniques in Thai massage you do not have to lie down passively on the bed, but have to lie on the floor and participate more actively in the entire process. The full body massage generally takes between 90-minutes to 2-hour.
Here are some common health benefits of Thai massage:
1 Lowers stress
Too much stress can be harmful to a person’s mental and physical balance. If left unattended it can even lead to chronic and serious illness. Research suggests that Thai massage is better in reducing stress as compared to rest.
2 Energises you
Thai massage can help boost your energy level. It increases your mental stimulation, which relaxes your mind and helps you to sleep peacefully. Different techniques are used to perform this massage to open or constrict different energy points in the body to correct the flow of energy.
3 Relieves headache
If you are suffering from chronic headaches, then Thai massage can help you get relief from it. A study conducted in 2015 found that Thai massage is an effective treatment for people suffering from chronic headaches.
4. Improves circulation
This massage promotes the circulation of blood in the entire body. The yoga-like stretches increase blood circulation, which helps to fill the body's tissues with oxygen.
5. Pain relief
If you are suffering from scapula costal syndrome (SCS) then also Thai massage can help you get relief from the pain. Patients suffering from this syndrome found relief after taking Thai massage as compared to other therapies.
How often one should get the massage
After taking the massage, one should take proper rest and drink plenty of water. The muscles are stretched in this therapy, so one should not take it every day. Let your muscles rest and recover for some time, before going for another session.
Side effects and risks
This massage is not recommended for everyone. If you are suffering from the problem of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis then avoid taking Thai massage.
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