Thai massage is one of the four branches of traditional Thai medicine. It is a healing technique that was practiced before the arrival of doctors. It can be defined as a holistic massage based on an energetic vision of health. Thai massage is performed on the entire body.
The theory of Thai massage is based on the concept of energy lines linked to the body, called "sen". These lines are similar to the meridians in acupuncture. Blocking these energies has consequences for the body and the mind. Thai massage helps to harmonize the energy networks necessary for the proper functioning of the organs, as well as for nervous and emotional relaxation.
In practice, the masseuse exerts deep pressure and light strokes to deeply relax and tone the muscles. Guided stretches are performed with the fluidity and dynamism of a dance. To perform the movements, the masseuse uses her hands, feet, elbows and knees. Great importance is given to breathing.
Thai massage is very complete and works the body as a whole. It begins with the feet and continues with the legs, arms, trunk and skull. It takes place mainly on the ground on a futon. The session begins in a lying position and ends in a sitting position.
Thai massage unifies body and mind. It is a true ally of modern medicine. It reduces muscular tension and restores blood and lymphatic circulation, stimulates the nervous system, increases respiratory capacity, regenerates all muscles, makes it possible to gain in flexibility and to benefit from a better amplitude in the movements.
Pressure and stretching during a traditional Thai massage session relieves nervous tension and sleep disturbances.
In summary, the benefits of Thai massage can be summed up in 3 main points: