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THAI YOGA MASSAGE

Nina J. Saturday, October 20, 2018
Thai Yoga Massage is a unique and powerful form of massage with a vast number of health and relaxation benefits. It uses acupressure, gentle stretches and yoga, all applied by the massage therapist while you lie back, relax and let go of the stresses of the day. Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient form of massage and healing that first originated in Northern India despite its being labelled Thai massage. It is thought to have been founded around the same time that Buddha was alive more than 2,500 years ago. In the Far East it is a popular and recommended form of promoting health and healing.

About Thai Foot Massage
Thai Foot Massage is a massage that combines both reflexology and traditional Thai massage techniques. It is thought to have been created by Thai masseurs who also studied Chinese, Korean and Japanese forms of reflexology alongside Thai massage. The combination of these techniques led to an extremely effective and stimulating massage of the feet and legs. Thai foot massage stimulates all the reflex zones of the feet with the extra bonus of Thai massage techniques to stimulate energy flow, release blockages and stretch and relax the ankles and feet. Thai Foot Massage works on the feet, ankles and lower legs (up to the knee) so it is a very relaxing yet invigorating treatment.

BENEFITS OF THAI YOGA MASSAGE:
Enhanced Energy Flow
Thai massage works off the belief that tightened muscles lead to the diminished flow of energy in your body. When energy can't flow freely, you become inflexible, suffer pain and feel stiff. Overtime, this leads to shortened muscles and connective tissue that affects your posture, immunity and organ function -- all of which speed up aging and disability.
The pressing techniques used in Thai massage are designed to increase blood circulation to facilitate the better flow of oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. It also helps your body naturally get rid of waste, such as metabolic by-products and carbon dioxide, more efficiently.
Adding stretching to the massage process helps relax the muscles further, so they naturally regain natural flexibility and tone. You'll relieve chronic stiffness and experience improved mobility.

Pain Relief
Thai massage is an alternative way for people to deal with chronic pain, and can be quite effective for temporary relief showed a review of the research published in 2015 in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. In the six studies reviewed, people reported a 25 to 80 percent reduction of pain that lasted up to 15 weeks following a Thai massage protocol.
Thai massage has been particularly effective as an intervention for people with scapulocostal syndrome, a painful condition that strikes the back of the shoulder blade. A study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies in 2012 showed that people with the condition who participated in a total of nine 30-minute Thai massage sessions over three weeks, improved in terms of pain intensity, pain threshold and muscle tension. The Thai massage participants reported better pain relief outcomes than a group that underwent more traditional physical therapy treatments.

Headaches
A specific type of Thai massage that involves applying pressure against specific meridians in the body, called court-type Thai massage, was shown as an effective treatment for people suffering from chronic tension headaches. The study, published in a 2015 issue of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, explains that the relief may be attributed to how Thai massage stimulates blood and lymph circulation and relaxes the sympathetic nervous system.
Stress Reduction
More traditional therapeutic massage is often prescribed as a way to reduce stress and induce relaxation. Thai massage affords these same benefits. A study published in Medical Science Monitor Basic Research in 2015 tested the ability of Thai massage to reduce enzymatic markers of stress and, thus, a person's overall stress level. Researchers found that Thai massage was slightly more effective than simply resting in reducing psychological stress.

Precautions
Although Thai Massage offers multiple benefits, it may be contraindicated for some populations, including patients with cancer, who are pregnant and those suffering from back injury, such as a herniated disk. Also, if you are weak and infirmed, Thai massage in unlikely to be the right type of therapy for you.

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