Traditional Thai Massage
A traditional Thai massage usually takes place on a padded mat on the floor (or similar) and will take place fully clothed and without the use of oils. Starting with meridian work, the masseuse will use their palms and thumbs to apply pressure along the energy lines. You will also be guided through some partner yoga poses, none of which should be too uncomfortable.
Who is Suitable for Thai Massage?
Thai massage is not suitable for those with bone or joint conditions, pregnancy, a skeletal condition, varicose veins, thrombosis, and high blood pressure. However, for certain conditions, a Thai masseuse may be able to adapt their massage.
The Benefits of Thai Massage
The traditional massage can improve the symptoms of those suffering from osteoarthritis, thanks to its beneficial effect on the musculoskeletal system.
Thanks to the boosted energy and blood flow.
This may be a result of the induced relaxation of the sympathetic nervous system, and the stimulation of the lymphatic system.
Thai massage has been linked to an improvement in mood disorders as well as reducing anxiety and tension.
Where you Can Find a Thai Massage
There are many Thai Massage specialists in USA cities like London or Manchester, who will be fully trained in the traditional technique.