• Nicola Clarkson

Frequently asked questions about Thai Massage?

What is Thai Massage?

Traditional Thai massage is an oil free massage which is performed on a thai mat on the floor where loose thai clothing is worn to ensure modesty and comfort at all times.

It is a firm yet revitalising massage combining lots of techniques such as stretching, acupressure and massage aiming to promote general health and well-being.

Who can have thai massage?

Well basically anyone can enjoy this kind of treatment, however just like any other massage a few exceptions following the general rule for contraindications of massage do apply such as pregnancy, heart conditions, cancer and recent operations, if you have anything that may be of concern always consult your doctor before receiving any treatments.

Thai massage can be varied and tailored to suit all physical and emotional needs. It is suitable for all abilities and doesn't require any level of fitness or flexibility.

What are the benefits of thai massage?

Traditional thai massage is an amazing ancient healing art used all over Thailand and beyond. It has great health benefits from it's holistic approach and can help in the following way:

* Helps to restore our emotional and physical well-being

* Restores joint movement and flexibility

* Relieves tension, aches and pains

* Improves blood circulation

* Removes toxins and energy blockages

* Improves posture

* Encourages the body to relax

* Promotes sleeping patterns

What to expect from thai massage?

Receiving a thai massage is a blissful and relaxing experience in a totally different way to other massages. The therapist will use their body to move you gently into a series of yoga like stretches while working on different acupressure points and energy lines (known as sen lines) of the body. There are many different treatments to enjoy and they will deliver different results depending on what your body needs.

How often should I have thai massage?

It is recommended that you enjoy at least one session of thai massage once a month to maintain general health and well-being and keep on top of those aches and pains. Regular sessions can help to reduce the risk of injury.

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