What is Thai massage and how is it done?
Still not sure what Thai massage is? You doubt whether it is possible to use this
service? Do you want to get
comprehensive information about all the predominant features, as well as
possible disadvantages of Thai technology?
Then we offer you a small but thorough excursion on this wonderful topic
with the recommendations of specialists.
The roots of
Thai massage: founder and philosophy
The history of Thai massage begins more than
2.5 thousand years ago, and the famous Indian doctor Jivaka Kumarbhashi is
considered to be the founder of the technique.
In ancient Thailand, the technique reached its beginning of the III
century BC, at the time of the birth of Buddhism, when Indian temples were the
world centers of medical theories and practices.
The secrets of Thai massage from the
semi-legendary doctor Jivak, who according to ancient legends was a doctor of
the Buddha himself, were passed down from generation to generation. The doctor did not leave letters describing
all the features of the technique, and up to the XIII century selected masters
passed only oral individual training.
Beginning in 1277, when
the first Thai letter appeared, the history of Thai massage, as well as all the
features and principles of Thai massage began to be written down by the
followers of the teachings. Although
these letters were not preserved due to the invasion of the Burmese in
Thailand, a full-fledged work on the topic of Thai massage, on which, by order
of King Rama V, specialists worked for more than 30 years, was created at the
beginning of the 20th century.
Why is Thai massage considered to be so
special? The basis of the philosophy of
technology is a healing system that combines yoga poses, Ayurveda and
acupressure. According to the founder, Dr.
Jivak, about 72 thousand channels of vital forces, connecting in 10 energy
lines of Sen Sip, pass through the entire human body. The technique of properly acting on these
lines is a real Thai massage.
In terms of anatomy, Thai massage through
biologically active points:
· Stimulates blood circulation;
· Increases the sensitivity of receptors;
· Promotes relaxation of the nervous system;
· Improves flexibility, body mobility;
· Activates mental
The professional Thai massage that you receive
when visiting the massage parlor is performed in the appropriate atmosphere,
with verified movements, with an individually defined intensity. The procedure is carried out by a qualified
master, therefore, in the absence of contraindications, it is absolutely safe
for the client.
of Thai Massage
What types of Thai massage are there? Considering the fact that the history of Thai
massage has several millennia, and the technique is famous for its high efficiency,
today there are many varieties of Thai massage techniques. The most common types of massages are:
· Traditional Thai massage (general,
· Massage with oil (oil massage);
· "Antistress" (a relaxing massage
that increases stress resistance, relieves psychological stress);
· Thai massage for weight loss (slim);
· Classic massage for pregnant women;
· “Buddha's feet” (Thai massage, which the
master performs with his feet);
· Herbal bags (Thai massage with the effect of
healing with respiratory diseases);
· Thai foot massage
· Head and face (Thai massage, contributing to
the restoration of facial contours, getting rid of the second chin);
· Thai massage "Touch of a melting
It should be mentioned that the principles of
Thai massage are universal. Each type of
technique in the basis has a single direction - the maximum effect at 3 levels
- physical, psychological, emotional.
The development of energy channels using acupuncture points, used in
each Thai massage technique, provides:
· Getting rid of muscle clamps, pain;
· Calming the nervous system, normalizing
· Getting rid of depression, chronic fatigue;
· Stimulation of blood
flow, lymph flow;
· Removal of puffiness;
· Elimination of toxins;
· Smoothing the skin, increasing elasticity;
· Getting rid of pain in the spine, joints.
Do you want to know what Thai massage is, to
get real pleasure along with real health benefits? Then you should come to the massage procedure
by all means! Do you hope that the
secrets of Thai massage will help to cope with your chronic pain, depression,
anxiety? Then do not waste time and sign
up for a session with the best masters of our Elephant SPA salon.
does Thai massage include?
How is the session going? Traditional Thai massage includes the
1. The study of the feet;
2. Massaging other parts of the body in an
3. Massage of the neck, face, head.
All sensitive points
located along the path of the passage of energy channels and worked out by the
master, affect certain internal organs and systems. There is a gradual relaxation of the muscles,
improvement of mood and well-being, exceptionally pleasant thoughts and new
creative ideas come to mind.
In the process of massage, the master uses
parts of his body. Also, Thai massage
can be carried out using natural bamboo sticks (foot massage), special oils
(oil massage, aroma massage), herbal bags, scented candles, stones.
Movements are performed with verified
stretching, twisting, pressing on certain points that indicate the secrets of
Thai massage. After the session,
indescribable lightness, freedom from anxiety and chronic pain is felt.
do Thai massage?
Why and who is Thai massage recommended to?
Doctors and other specialists advise using this technique of physical and
mental recovery in such diseases and conditions:
Violation of sleep patterns, depression;
· Post-stress state;
· Metabolic disease;
· Decreased joint mobility;
· Prevention of diseases of the
· Rehabilitation process after serious
illnesses, injuries, surgical interventions;
· Violation of mental processes, problems with
memory, mental activity;
· Increased fatigue
The unique features of Thai massage, the
proven effectiveness and safety of the technique make the procedure popular and
in demand with a variety of ailments, chronic diseases, emotional breakdowns. Common types of Thai massage are used in
treatment programs of specialized clinics and medical centers.
Why is Thai
massage done in clothes?
Since ancient times, Thai massage was
considered a privilege of reigning persons and was performed by men. At the same time, the ruler, as well as the
master, were always in clothes - there was no question of any exposure of the
emperor. The tradition has been
preserved, and to this day the classic massage is also carried out in special
clothes - comfortable and free, not restricting movement and pleasant to the
In addition, it is
customary to conduct any Thai massage with a client who is wearing loose
clothing, taking into account the physiological moment. When performing the Thai massage technique,
pressure and twisting should be carried out.
These movements of the masseur can cause pain, which is excluded if
there is clothing that protects the skin and tissues from unpleasant and
Another feature of Thai massage involves a
slight warming up of the body. Clothing
performs the function of warming if the client feels a slight chilliness and
ensures that comfort is maintained throughout the procedure.
Who is Thai massage indicated for? There are practically no exceptions, because
the healing and anti-aging technique is suitable for everyone. Professional Thai massage will bring real
help to drivers, athletes, office workers, people predisposed to diseases of
the musculoskeletal system. They also
resort to this technique if it is necessary to get rid of extra pounds and
stretch marks, remove cellulite, tighten the skin, and “preserve” beauty.
However, the techniques and secrets of Thai
massage are not always able to bring the desired result and benefit to the
patient. There are some
contraindications, the presence of which does not allow visits to
sessions. Among these contraindications,
the following diseases and conditions are distinguished:
· Fever (fever);
· Infectious diseases (including skin);
· Oncological tumors;
· Exacerbation of chronic diseases;
· Fresh postoperative sutures, fractures,
· Acute stages of diseases of the
Also, with caution, you need to choose the
type of Thai massage during pregnancy, the presence of allergic reactions and
If you decide to use a wonderful way to put
your physical and psycho-emotional health in order, relax, recharge your life
energy, then we invite you to the Thai massage Elephant SPA massage salon! You can contact us in a convenient way to
clarify the time of visit, the qualifications of the master and the duration of