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Thai Massage & Everything You Need to Know

Thai massage and Thai medicine were created over 2500 years ago by legendary physician and personal friend to Buddha himself, Shivago Komarpaj. Practiced by Buddhist monks for centuries, the main concept of Thai massage is to help one slow down enough to understand the true form of relaxation and for stress to be completely diminished. The massage therapist does this by concentrating on 10 specific energy lines out of 72,000 main energy lines that are there in the human body. The massage therapist works on clearing blockages that are present in the main energy lines which is why Thai massage benefits so many aspects of health- both mind and body.

Thai massage is different to a traditional massage, but is also a holistic type of therapy that is very similar to massage but more dimensional. The client is fully clothed in this therapy, and instead of using oil to massage muscles, the therapists focus is on allowing the muscles to be pressurized by stretching, holding, and applying pressure. When the muscles are stretched and relaxed, it allows the massage therapist to then work on the muscles by incorporating massage therapy techniques to reach deeper muscles from different angles.

During your Thai massage, your massage therapist applies slow, gentle pressure to the body in different positions to fully stretch out and relax the muscle (think yoga meets massage)! Thai massage is more active than a traditional passive massage, but less active than yoga. In yoga- you are doing the work, in Thai massage- your massage therapist is doing the work. You don't have to be nimble to enjoy Thai massage and it is a great way to work on your flexibility. The slow and steady pressure applied by your massage therapist is tailored according to the client’s comfort- from deep pressure to light pressure.

There are several benefits associated with Thai massage, some are physical and some are cognitive. Thai massage relaxes not just the muscles in the body, but also the mind. Thai massage puts your mind and body at ease much like a yoga session. It allows for incredibly deep relaxation which aids in alleviating stress in the mind and body. Thai massage sends you into deep relaxation, which lowers cortisol levels and increases serotonin. Getting regular Thai massages can also aid in reducing the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.

Some of the other benefits that result from Thai massage are:

  • Experience deep relaxation

  • Getting better sleep

  • Increased energy

  • Decreased daytime fatigue

  • Reducing frequency of migraines

  • Deep stretching for active and dormant muscles

  • Pain relief & tension relief

  • Balancing hormones

  • Increased blood circulation

  • Increased range of motion

  • Increased flexibility & muscle tone

To book your next Thai massage call 703-352-2800 or to book online, visit our 24/7 online booking page. Mention this post & receive 10% off your first Thai Massage at Dante Salon & Wellness Spa. *Offer may not be combined with any other promotions or gift certificates.

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