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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Thai Massage

More and more people are venturing into Thai massage today. Thai massage lays claim to being one of the most energizing and relaxing massages.

More and more people are venturing into Thai massage today. Thai massage lays claim to being one of the most energizing and relaxing massages. In fact, it is also called ‘yoga without work’. That is on account of the customer lying down and enduring quite a few positions similar to yoga while the massage goes on. 

An interesting thing is that the recipient does not lie on a mattress unlike other forms of Thai massage. Instead, the recipient lies on the floor, especially on a mat and the practitioner puts pressure on the customer’s body while leaning on him/her. The practitioner pulls the recipient’s fingers, ears, stretches the body and even walks on the back. The process mobilizes the body by use of acupressure. It takes into consideration the theory that the human body is made up of ‘sen’ or vessels containing air that is inhaled by the lungs and travels to various parts of the body through these vessels.

Thai massage was first performed by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, supposedly Gautam Buddha’s physician approximately two and a half thousand years back. Over ages, this form of Thai massage has been influenced by various cultures like Thai, Indian, South east Asian and Chinese cultures over the years. In fact, if you look around, you are sure to find various forms of Thai massage, simply because it has been influenced and developed in more ways than one. No practitioner can claim that the one he or she practises is the ‘perfect’ one. 

This is one Thai massage that does not require the application of oil. So, you need not remove your clothes, but you can wear anything you feel comfortable in. it could be good for you if you could come to the massage center ten minutes prior to your massage to complete all formalities. And if not, come at least five minutes before as you should relax a bit before the massage begins.

Also, ensure that your massage practitioner knows about your complete health history before proceeding with the massage process. This is because Thai massage can’t be carried out if the recipient has undergone chemotherapy or is pregnant. For pregnant women, there should be practitioners with certificates in the field of pregnancy massage. Also, massage can’t be carried out on skin that is cut, bruised or on inflammable skin or on recently occurred fractures. Remember not to eat too much immediately before the massage starts.

Visit http://www.vanyaherbal.com/massage-rituals-therapies.asp for Thai massage.

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