Traditional Thai massage is a form of therapeutic touch that differs from traditional massage in many ways. Practitioners use their hands, thumbs, elbows, forearms, and sometimes even their feet to reduce tension in the muscles. It is based on the idea that energy moves through the body along predictable lines or pathways known as the sens. Thai massage can promote blood and lymph circulation by using gentle stretches, which helps to fill the body's tissues with oxygen and promote cell growth and heart health.
It also uses different techniques that open or restrict different Sen to correct the flow of vital energy. Recent research has revealed that Thai massage is associated with many health benefits, such as improved circulation, improved range of motion and reduced stress levels. It is also believed to reduce stress, increase energy and improve sports performance.
Thai massageis performed on a mat on the floor instead of a massage table, and it is important to note that people with certain health conditions, such as cancer or cardiovascular disease, those who are pregnant and those who have just undergone surgery should not receive a Thai massage.
A study examined the benefits of Thai foot massage in people with peripheral neuropathy, a common complication of diabetes. If you're looking for an authentic traditional Thai massage experience while vacationing in Thailand, Anantara properties offer exquisite spa experiences.