Thai massage is one of the modalities of acupressure. The stimulation of the acupressure points by finger pressure is strong, and is also done with the feet, knees, elbows and forearms.
This pressure is complemented by dynamic and fluid stretching exercises, which are controlled by the practitioner. These exercises are generally based on yoga postures, but no prior knowledge of this discipline is required.
What is the original of Thai massage?
Thai massage originated about 2,500 years ago, following the arrival of Buddhist doctors and monks from India in Thailand. It has its roots in China (acupressure) and India (Ayurvedic energy vision). Inspired by Ayurvedic philosophy, the Thai system considers that all forms of life are animated by an invisible energy, Prana.
According to Indian tradition, Prana circulates in the body through the nadis, a network of 72,000 energy channels. When the energy is blocked or restricted, an imbalance results and leads to health problems. To treat the entire body, including the internal organs, Thai massage focuses on ten of the nadis, which are called sen.
In the West, several terms are used to refer to Thai massage, including Nuad Bo'Rarn, Nuat, Nuad Phaen, Thai massage and Yoga massage. In Thailand, massage is considered a therapeutic treatment and is practiced in hospitals, among other places.
Who is this massage for?
Thai massage is suitable for people of all ages, even the elderly. Many athletes, martial artists and dancers find that stretching and opening exercises help improve their performance.
What are the benefits of Thai massage?
Thai massage is particularly effective in:
- Combating stress.
- Realigning the body.
- Relieving back pain.
- Stimulating the vital organs.
- Strengthening the immune system.
Energy work helps to improve many health disorders related to, among others, the digestive, circulatory, respiratory, endocrine and nervous systems.
I recommend it to people
Whose body and joints are a bit stiff, to increase their flexibility.
whose energy is stagnant: stretching restarts the blood and energy circulation much faster than a shiatsu session for example.