Massage absolutely benefits the body. Anyone who’s had the good fortune to receive a massage can substantiate that statement. They recall the tension and tightness, the exhaustion that they experienced as they entered the massage studio and they opposite relaxation and energy they experienced as they exited post massage.
What about Thai massage specifically though? What are its benefits? Thai massage is known for the relaxation it promotes. Thai massage therapists use pressure on Sen lines, or energy lines and stretching reminiscent of yoga to create the deepest level of relaxation possible for any particular client. A bit about the Sen lines first. These lines are channels energy travels through to help the body maintain health and vitality, part of a huge network existing in each body. It is said that 72,000 lines exist within the body. When one of these is blocked, according to Thai practices, sickness and death can follow. By working on these lines, clearing blockages, the therapist releases energy pent up and keeps the flow consistent in the body, achieving necessary balance and contributing to long term health.
Likewise, the stretching movements release muscle tension also leading to balance and relaxation. This relaxation is paramount to a peaceful, happy life. It encourages a feeling of well-being and increased acceptance of life’s twists and turns. Relaxation contributes to more peaceful, restful, restorative sleep just as it contributes to a peaceful waking life.
Thai massage also helps with stress reduction through flexibility. The gradual stretching inherent in Thai yoga massage helps to build the flexibility necessary for releasing of a muscle tension which can contribute to the feeling of “being stressed out” and that necessary for increasing blood flow. A greater range of muscle motion helps to prevent future injury by making muscles less likely to strain and break.
Thai massage also increases circulation by enhancing the circulatory system. This increased circulation causes increased oxygen to the brain and to the muscles, promoting increased healthy function in the body. Many people–especially women–suffer from migraines. The increase of blood circulation particularly to the brain can help to prevent migraines or to alleviate the pain when migraines occur. Increased circulation also reduces the chances of blood clots. The Thai massage practitioner helps to increase circulation –through manipulation of the energy lines and muscles–slowing the blood flow through a limb’s main artery and sending it toward those arteries that are less frequently used. This practice helps to build a stronger circulatory system overall since it gives a rest to perhaps overstressed aspects of the system and puts to work underutilized aspects. It causes your body to work more and more so in the way it should work. Think about a person who has injured a shoulder muscle. Now, she must learn to use other, less frequently used muscles to compensate for her shoulder. In this way, her shoulder gets a rest and other muscles get to be strengthened. When her shoulder heals, she is stronger and more versatile in movement.
Thai massage can benefit the body. Visit Deon Thai massage to experience this benefit.