Table Thai Stretch Massage
Many people believe that the health benefits of Thai massage include lowering stress, boosting energy, and improving athletic performance.
Thai massage uses gentle pressure and stretching techniques to relax the whole body. This is an ancient healing practice that originated in India. It dates back to around 2,500–7,000 years ago.
This fully-clothed massage combines soft tissue manipulation techniques, assisted yoga-like stretches and work on energy lines to relieve muscular tension, improve circulation, boost the immune system and balance the body energetically.
It also includes lots of work on the hips and legs which is perfect for runners, pregnant women, and anyone wanting to improve their flexibility and mobility, release of muscular tension and achieve deep relaxation.
Health Benefits of Thai Massage
- Lowers stress
- Boosts energy
- Relieves headaches
- Stimulates circulation
- Improves range of motion
Thai Massage for Athletes
Athletes are prone to fatigue, muscle and joint pain, and injury during their training. That is why many athletes work with specialized sports massage therapists.
Sports massage combines assisted stretches and various massage techniques to treat sports injuries and improve an athlete’s range of motion. Practitioners will often use assisted stretching to target a specific area of the body or a particular muscle group.
Thai massage, on the other hand, gradually stretches the whole body, allowing the person to relax. The dynamic stretches that Thai massage practitioners use may offer deeper, more restorative stretches than some assisted stretching techniques of sports massage.
Relaxation combined with the energizing and invigorating effects of Thai massage help people feel mentally and physically restored.
Thai massage also improves circulation, which brings more oxygen to muscles and other tissues. This may prevent injuries and improve the athlete’s ability to recover after intense training.
What To Expect
During Table Thai Stretch Massage, you are comfortably clothed the entire time. Table Thai Massage brings the benefits of Thai massage to the comfort of a massage table. It involves very slow movements and working with the breath.
I start out with compressions over the body, which will begin to loosen your muscles. The massage consists of stretching of your entire body, focusing mainly on the lower half of your body. It moves deeper into the mechanical functions of the body working with deep muscle tensions. It can help to reduce headaches, increase energy and flexibility, ease sciatica and promote relaxation.
Thai massage also uses energy work, which involves applying pressure to specific points on the body to open channels that will improve the flow of energy throughout the body.
Come to the appointment wearing loose-fitting or athletic clothing with full length legs. Try to avoid tight clothing because it can cause discomfort and limit the range of motion during the massage.