WHAT IS THAI MASSAGE
Thai massage (also known as yoga massage) – is an ancient system of healing, which includes a variety of ways to influence the muscle tissue and the body as a whole, namely, deep pressing, stretching, opening the joints, exercises resembling asanas (positions) of yoga, acupressure and impact on the flow of energy of the human body as a whole.
Health-improving systems of the East (alternative medicine) are based on the idea that an energy imbalance, or violation of circulation of energy through the channels in the human body is the main cause of any mental or physical disease or ailments.
The energy of the human body in every culture has different names, such as the life-giving energy “prana” in the Indian Ayurverde, “Qi” – in Chinese medicine. Thai healers believe that energy circulates through the energy channels “Sen”. The concepts are different, but the essence remains the same. Thai massage can improve health by activating the circulation of energy and eliminating the obstacles in its way in the channels. This is done by the action (pressing) on the critical points of energy channels, deep study of muscle tissue and the activation of the muscles, that are almost never used in everyday life.
There are some sub varieties of Thai massage, separate procedures, such as foot massage, facial massage, anti-stress massage.
THE HISTORY OF THAI MASSAGE
There is information about the history of Thai massage on our web-site, we’ll say only a few words about it here.
The origins of Thai massage are in the ancient Indian healing system Ayurverda and in the oldest of the world’s medicines – Chinese medicine. The history of Thai massage begins over 2500 years ago.
HOW THAI MASSAGE IS PERFORMED
During a session of Thai massage, which lasts from 30 minutes to 2-3 hours, the client is wearing loose light clothing and lies on a special mat. Instead of usual massage strokes, kneading, tapping and mechanical impact masseur is using stretching, twisting and pressure – which is why Thai massage is also known as “yoga massage” or passive yoga. Massaging (squeezing) is performed with palms, fingers, elbows, knees and feet – this technique allows to work out all parts of the body and reach the most hidden and unused muscles.
Do not worry – you’re in good hands. Our masters – are certified specialists from Thailand. You can also see the video on our site to get an idea about the process.
SUMMARY OF PROCESS:
In the beginning, the masseur makes easy and relaxing pressure on the critical points of each foot, which causes the relaxation of the whole body. By deep and flowing impact on the feet the masseur turns the work of patient’s brain into a slower mode, which, in turn, changes the general condition of the patient, allowing you to look at recent or important events in your life differently, soberly, as if on the other hand.
Thai massage technique does not require any gels, ointments or creams. Other options are massage with herbal bags and aromatherapy massage (oil massage). They can be considered as separate procedures, more information about them can be found in the “Services” section.
EFFECTS AND HEALTH BENEFITS OF THE MASSAGE:
- General improvement of blood circulation and lymph flow
- Harmonization of the blood pressure of the body
- Relaxation of the central nervous system
- Range of motion of the joints of the body is increased
- Increased flexibility of the ligaments, joints, muscles and shells of internal organs
- Strengthening the functions of internal organs
- Increased resistance to stressful conditions
- Strengthening of immunity
- Better mood and general state of health
- Feverish condition
- Acute Disease
- Recent fractures of the body
- Recent joint damage
- Infectious diseases of the skin
- Varicose veins
- Massage for those having chronic cardiovascular diseases, disorders of blood pressure and diabetes is different and it is necessary to warn the masseur in advance
- When the meal was less than two hours before the massage it should also be notified
The work of masters after 22:00 Payable in double tariff, discounts do not apply.
Thai massage in Kiev and Lviv
Such an ancient technique of healing and rejuvenation of the whole organism, as Traditional Thai massage, known for several millennia and still successfully practiced on a global scale. The advantages of the procedure are lots of significant factors, among which are noted the improvement in overall well-being, getting rid of physical and psychological imbalance, increasing body resistance to stress, bacterial and viral infections.
Professional Thai massage services that are offered in our “Elephant” spa, allow to activate the person’s internal energy for the awakening of the natural regeneration processes at the cellular level, the removal muscle blocks, increase joint flexibility, improve skin elasticity.
The sessions are carried out by certified masters who determine problem areas depending on individual state of the client and perform necessary actions to obtain positive results.
You can sign up for a Thai massage in Lviv, Kiev at any convenient for you time and it is not necessary to come to our salon personally at all. Pre-pick suitable specialist from the proposed masters and top masters, look the prices of the services, given the duration of the session, and issue application form - it can be done easily through the website of our salon or by phone. Pay attention - massage at home or in the period from 22:00 to 10:00 is paid by double rate.
What is included in the traditional Thai massage?
Thai massage is also known as “yoga massage” due to the similarity of exposure techniques. With passive yoga asanas. In the process of performing the procedure are not used. Smoothing, tapping, intense kneading, as is customary in traditional massages. Instead of this master acts on the body by stretching, twisting, pressing on certain points.
Features of the technique also lie in the methods of massaging. For the procedure, the specialist uses the palms, fingers, elbows, and knees, feet, to maximally process all parts of the body and touch deeply located, unused muscle tissue. The traditional session includes the following actions:
- Careful study of feet;
- Gradual transition to massaging other parts of the body;
- Massage of the neck area, head, face.
In this case the master moves rhythmically, smoothly, imperceptibly moving from feet to working through all parts of the body, even affecting deep-lying skeletal muscle tissue. The advantage of the technique is the possibility of massaging zones, inaccessible with regular massage. Definitely say that Thai massage treats impossible because the positive effects of such a procedure really multifaceted.
Efficiency and benefits
Lots of people compare the Thai massage with a 3-day outdoor recreation - the effectiveness of the technique is so strong. Distinctive features of procedures are the elimination of energy imbalance due to activation of internal forces, without any negative consequences.
The benefits of such a massage extend to the physical, psychological state and is expressed in the following results:
- Deep relaxation;
- Opening of the joints, improvement of impaired mobility;
- Elimination of muscle blocks;
- Stimulation of blood circulation to supply tissues with nutrients oxygen enrichment;
- Activation of lymph flow for the natural elimination of toxins;
- Reduction of pain symptoms (back, neck, sacrum, spine);
- Sleep recovery;
- Getting rid of stress, depression;
- Decrease puffiness.
Indications for conducting Thai massage are various - these are diseases of the
motor apparatus, and insomnia, and muscle fatigue, and the presence of chronic fatigue syndrome, and those extra pounds. Find out what the session gives specifically in your case, you can always get advice from our certified masters.
Although traditional Thai massage is safe and high effectiveness, nevertheless there are contraindications, the presence of which prohibits conduct sessions. Among the diseases and conditions of the body, admitting a massage should be highlighted:
- Heart disease, respiratory system;
- infectious diseases;
- Chronic diseases that have passed into the acute stage;
- Recent surgeries, fractures, severe dislocations;
- Pregnancy (especially the 1st trimester);
- SARS, fever;
- Oncological tumors;
- Diseases of the skin, fresh wounds;
- mental disorders;
If you have any serious health problems, even if you have indications for Thai massage, before visiting the salon consult your doctor to eliminate possible risks. Today you can order Thai massage from the best masters in Lviv. Service prices depend on the duration of the session, which can last from 30 minutes to a few hours. Contact us at any convenient way if you want to clarify any of nuances.