Last week we attended the World Massage Festival in Cherokee, NC and learned Table Thai massage. So far our clients are loving the new techniques and hope you do too! Here is some information about Thai massage.
Thai massage is actually a combination of acupressure, assisted yoga and Indian Ayurvedic principles. It is very different than most traditional massage styles and the experience is more rigorous and energizing.
Thai massage can be done on the table or on the floor. For right now we will be doing it on the table however we will be doing it on the floor if clients would prefer. There is a great deal of movement involved in this type of massage. You’ll need to be wearing comfortable clothing that allows free movement as you are assisted through a series of poses and stretches. No oils or lotions used in this type of massage.
An onlooker might describe Thai massage as looking like a dance where the therapist leads and assists their client through various movements and stretches.
During your session time, you’ll be moved through a range of yoga like positions. You’ll also experience acupressure joint mobilization and muscle compression which add to the effectiveness of this amazing technique. Expect your Thai massage therapist to use their hands, feet, knees and legs while they work with you.
Some of the benefits of Thai massage are stress reduction and improved circulation and flexibility. Similar to yoga, an effective Thai massage session will help you feel more centered, relaxed and calm.