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THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF THAI MASSAGE
THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF THAI MASSAGE
Posted on
October 1, 2016
By CoolAroma

Popularly known as the ‘Lazy Man’s Yoga’, Thai massage is a fine blend of relaxing massage techniques and yoga stretches. It is credited for its ability to greatly reduce stress and eliminate tension in one’s mind and body, allowing one to achieve a state of bliss.

The origin of this traditional massage dates back to more than 2500 years ago. Contrary to popular belief, Thai massage was not discovered in Thailand. Its roots lie in ancient India where the massage was founded by Shivago Komarpaj – a contemporary Buddha and a renowned yogi physician in the tradition of Ayurveda.

Shivago’s teachings about acupressure, traditional medicine and ayurveda spread to various parts of Southeast Asia, leading to the discovery of Thai traditional medicine. Thai Massage is one of four branches of Traditional Thai medicine, which evolved in Thailand; and today happens to be the widely used massage technique.

The Principles Of Thai Massage

Thai Massage differs from traditional massage since it makes use of one’s body’s energy lines, also known as Sen lines. Ancient Thai medicine believes that there are seventy-two thousand Sen lines in our body, which are also called the energy lines. These energy lines are important acupressure points, and massaging them helps in treating a range of diseases while also relieving pain. Thai massage works by targeting these energy lines to improve energy flow, body flexibility and physical well-being.

It is a dry massage therapy and does not use any oils or lotion. During a Thai massage, the therapist uses different body parts such as the palm, elbow, fingers, forearm, thumb or feet to manipulate the body tissue, in order to improve circulation.

As the massage incorporates acupressure and yoga like stretching positions, it provides great therapeutic benefits.

Health Benefits Of Thai Massage

  • The blend of stretching and gentle massage helps to relax stiff muscles, improve muscle flexibility and ease muscle pain.
  • It improves blood circulation throughout the body
  • Relieves musculoskeletal pain by releasing pressure from joints
  • Improves immunity by improving circulation and removing toxins from the body
  • Promotes mental relaxation
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Solves sleep problems by soothing the mind and body

A Thai massage demands proper training and thorough expertise. Only professionals can help you get the maximum benefits of this ancient massage therapy. At Cool Aroma Spa Dubai, we offer you Thai massage in a soothing, calm environment under expert supervision.

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