New Therapy Available – Thai Massage
Lisa J. Rutherford, RMT - Registered Massage Therapist
Thai massage is a therapeutic practice that originated in Thailand and is becoming increasingly popular all around the world. It combines acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures to offer a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Here are some of the benefits of Thai massage that you should know.
Reduces Stress and Anxiety
Thai massage is known for its ability to reduce stress and anxiety levels in the body. During a session, the therapist applies rhythmic pressure to the body's various pressure points to release tension and promote relaxation. The gentle stretching and range-of-motion exercises incorporated in Thai massage also help to ease stress and anxiety by promoting better blood flow and lymphatic drainage.
Improves Flexibility and Mobility
Thai massage is an excellent way to improve your flexibility and mobility. The stretching techniques used during a session help to improve your range of motion and increase your muscle flexibility. This, in turn, can help reduce the risk of injuries and improve overall physical performance.
Boosts the Immune System
Thai massage has been shown to boost the immune system by promoting better circulation of lymphatic fluids throughout the body. This can help to flush out toxins and other harmful substances from the body, leading to a stronger and healthier immune system.
Improves Blood Circulation
Thai massage also improves blood circulation, which can have numerous health benefits. Improved blood flow can help to lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease, and promote better overall cardiovascular health.
Relieves Pain and Muscle Tension
If you suffer from chronic pain or muscle tension, Thai massage can be an effective way to alleviate your symptoms. The acupressure and stretching techniques used during a session can help to release tension in your muscles and reduce pain levels throughout the body.
Enhances Mental Clarity
Thai massage is a relaxing and meditative experience that can help to enhance your mental clarity and focus. The deep breathing exercises and rhythmic pressure applied during a session can help to calm your mind and improve your overall sense of well-being.
In conclusion, Thai massage is a highly beneficial practice that can help to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Whether you're looking to reduce stress and anxiety, improve your flexibility and mobility, or alleviate chronic pain and tension, Thai massage can be an excellent addition to your wellness routine.
Having travelled to Thailand twice in the last few years, I have received over 8 weeks of hands on Thai Massage training. I’m excited to offer this service in addition to my Registered Massage Therapy treatments. You can book a 60, 90 or 120 minute session by calling 905.465.4595 or by booking online at www.wellnessforthebody.com. You should wear comfortable, yoga style clothing as this massage is performed on a mat on the floor and you will be put into many positions for stretching.