When we hear of massages, many of us assume that it's just a little treat to help us relax and relieve body tensions--which it does. But what if we tell you that there are additional health benefits to getting a Thai massage?
Thai massage has been around for over 2,500 years and has influences from both Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. Unlike Swedish or typical oil massages, a Thai massage does not include oil and focuses more on stretching; which is why it is sometimes referred to as assisted yoga. At Sabai Thai Spa, we provide our guests with loose-fitted clothes specifically for Thai Massage where you lie fully clothed on a mat while our spa therapists use stretching, pulling, and rocking techniques to relieve tension, which promotes optimal relaxation and many health benefits. Asides from relieving body pain and tension, here are additional top five health benefits of Thai Massage.
Increases Flexibility and Range of Motion
As we have previously mentioned, Thai Massage is also known as assisted yoga due to the unique-stretching techniques that are incorporated in the massage. A Thai Massage can help you stretch certain areas of your body that can't normally be stretched on your own or even with yoga. This assisted-stretching, therefore, can help many people alleviate pain and tensions in areas that are hard to reach. A 2015 research found that 34 soccer players who received Thai massage three times in a 10-day period have seen a significant improvement in their ability to do sit-and-reach exercises!
Have you been feeling lethargic lately? Great news, a Thai Massage can fix this! A randomized study discovered the effects of Thai and Swedish massages in people who were experiencing fatigue. The results revealed that Thai massage increased energy and mental stimulation, while Swedish massage was more likely to improve relaxation and sleep!
Did you know that a Thai massage can promote the circulation of both blood and lymph? The yoga-like stretches used in Thai massage can increase blood circulation, which fills the body’s tissues with oxygen and thus helps with promoting cell growth and heart health.
There is a study that discovered the benefits of Thai massage in people with peripheral neuropathy, a common complication of diabetes. The study found that Thai foot massage helped improve people’s balance!
Do you tend to get migraines or headaches? Try a Thai massage! A 2015 study found that Thai massages can be used as a treatment for people who have chronic tension headaches. This is also thanks to other combined benefits of Thai massage because of its promises to improve blood circulation and boost relaxation which may have resulted in less stress and headaches.
Even though Thai massage is known to be more energetic than other massages, it has also been proven to lower anxiety! A study has found that people who receive Thai massage test lower on measures of psychological stress after receiving treatment. In addition, there are also brain scans of people who received Thai massage treatments which revealed more relaxation and much lower anxiety!
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