Classic Thai massage is a combination of acupressure techniques and passive yoga (also known as yoga for the lazy). This massage causes unloaded muscles, joints and tendons, the blood and lymphatic system is stimulated, which restores balance in the body, relaxes and gives an energy boost. The massaged person is dressed in loose, comfortable clothing and lies on a special mattress of moderate flexibility. Massage can be performed individually or "with two hands". The masseur during the massage works very intensively with his body, using his hands, thumbs, elbows and forearms, as well as feet. The pressure from the elbow rhythmically occurs on the running aorta, causing a deep feeling of relaxation. Most of the massage takes place after the so-called Sen lines, which finds its analogy, as do meridians or Hindu nadi channels. The massaged person assumes many positions that are derived from five basic passive yoga postures: lying forward, backward, sideways, and sitting and inverted postures. A full, fully complete Thai massage session should last for 2 hours or more, during which rhythmic pressure and stretching of the whole body occurs: this also applies to the extension of fingers, toes, ears and the massaged person taking various extended positions. Everything is done according to a centuries-old procedure.
For whom a classic Thai massage
Thai massages are recommended primarily to people suffering from depression, being in long-term stress, working in places that do not affect their mental and physical health, chronically tired and complaining about lack of energy. People who want to accelerate metabolism and support the fight against fat tissue are also recommended to regularly undergo Thai massages. Thai massages support immunity and have a detoxifying effect. What's more, they strengthen the work of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, digestive and endocrine systems.
Contraindications for classic Thai massage
- infectious diseases;
- heart defects;
- Buerger's disease;
- advanced atherosclerosis;
- purulent conditions and skin diseases;
- bone brittleness;
- osteomyelitis with fistulas.