Thai Massage is a type of massage that involves stretching and deep massage. This technique is done either on a yoga mat or a massage table. At Massage Extraordinaire in San Diego, we offer Thai table massage. The massage client can either wear loose, comfortable clothes or be properly covered to allow movement.
History of Thai Massage
The founder of Thai massage is said to have been Shivago Komarpaj, who was the Buddha’s physician over 2,500 years ago. Thai massage is a combination of influences from Indian, Chinese, Southeast Asian cultures and traditions of medicine.
Techniques Used in Thai Massage
The massage client wears loose, comfortable clothes. The client is put into many yoga-like positions during the massage. The therapist leans on the client’s body using hands and usually straight forearms locked at the elbow to apply firm rhythmic pressure. The session includes rhythmic pressing and stretching of the entire body.
Benefits of Thai Massage
- Detoxify the body and boost immune system
- Tone the body
- Strengthen joints
- Blood circulation, lower blood pressure
- Flexibility and mobility
- Relaxation of muscles
- Posture and balance
- Athletic performance
- Back pain
- Energy blockages
- Illnesses and degenerative diseases
- Aging process
Do Not Use Thai Massage If You Have:
- Serious heart conditions, high blood pressure or cancer
- Brittle bones (osteoporosis)
- Artificial joint (hip) or knee replacement
- Skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis or shingles
- Pregnant women
- Varicose veins
Length of Thai Massage Session: 30, 60, or 90 mins.
**Thai massage is a complement to standard medical care. It should not be construed as medical advice. It should not be a replacement to medical help.**