Everything you should know about thai massage
The founder of Thai massage and medicine is said to have been Shivago Komarpaj, who is said in the Pāli Buddhist Canon to have been the Buddha's physician over 2,500 years ago. In fact, the history of Thai massage is more complex than this legend of a single founder would suggest.
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Thai massage,like TTM more generally, is a combination of influences from Indian, Chinese, Southeast Asian cultural spheres and traditions of medicine. The art as it is practiced today is likely to be the product of a 19th century synthesis of various healing traditions from all over the kingdom. Even today, there is considerable variation from region to region across Thailand, and no single routine or theoretical framework that is universally accepted among healers. Rooted in the Indian Ayurvedic medical practice, Thai Massage is one of many forms of Oriental bodywork based on energy balance theory of health and healing. The Chinese system of acupressure is an obvious influence. Thai massage focuses on the ten major sen lines by palming and thumbing along these energy pathways. According to this theory, the human body contains a field of energy within it composed of 72,000 sen lines, ten of which hold top priority.
The Chinese meridian theory calls this energy "Qi" and the Indian Ayurvedic system of nadis refers to it as "prana". It is believed that blockages in the flow of this energy manifest in discomfort, disease and pain. Most ailments then are the result of an imbalance in these meridians, whereas free flow along the sen lines leads one to feel energetic, relaxed and free from stiffness and pain. Working pressure points along the sen lines releases blockages of energy and increases energy flow, thereby helping to restore balance, the key to good health. Well-being can be restored and maintained by rhythmically working along the ten sen or vital energy conduits. This sacred philosophy was taken directly from the teachings of Yoga. Thai Massage is very rhythmic and meditative, enabling both the client and the practitioner to reach a deeper level of consciousness. The thai government officially acknowledges and advertises the healing practice of the traditional thai massage since 1997.
Practice of the massage
The Thai Massage form of body therapy includes therapeutic stretching, joint mobilization, rhythmic deep-tissue compression, toning of energy lines, acupressure, assisted hatha yoga poses, mindfulness and loving-kindness meditation. Due to the unique form of stretching employed, Thai Massage is sometimes called "lazy man's Yoga." The practitioner is able to direct the intensity of the stretching and pressure points for a much deeper result than one practicing yoga on their own would be able to achieve. Movements are flowing and harmonious, creating a deeply soothing yet energizing effect for both giver and receiver. It is practiced on a firm mat on the floor. It involves peripheral stimulation, acting as an external stimulant to produce specific, internal effects. The effective use of the practitioner's body weight is instrumental in the practice. With the exception of the feet, the client remains fully clothed. Regular application ensures well-being, as well as excellent thermal effect on the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal disorders.
Effects of the thai massage
Traditional Thai massage is really a deep, full-body treatment, starting at the feet and progressing up to the head. Using a sequence of gentle, flowing exercise movements, the recipient's body is moved, loosened and stretched (some stretch applications linked to Yoga) of the joints and the muscles. This unique type of massage influences the energetic side as well, restoring the flow of energy throughout the body with applied acupressure on the sen energy lines of the body, aimed at harmonizing and energizing.
Believed to be over 2000 years old, traditional Thai massage is an authentic healing art and unique form of body therapy developed by people who used massage not only as a therapeutic method of healing to treat illnesses, but to maintain health and well-being. It is the combination of yoga stretching, calmness of meditation, with accupressure, exercise movement and reflexology that makes it a healing art. It is worked on a floor with the client dressed in comfortable loose clothing. Thai method uses mainly point pressure and muscle stretching. And it is not just the hands that are used to free tension stored in the recipient's body, but the feet and elbows are used as well.Some of the innumerable physical, mental, psychological benefits are:
Physical Benefits of Thai Massage
- Help detoxification of the body and boost immune system
- Increase blood circulation, lower blood pressure
- Good for muscle relaxation, increase flexibility in your muscles, increase mobility
- Improve breathing
- Improves posture, balance, corrects body alignments and dissolves energy blockages
- Improves athletic performance
- Help arthritis and back pain,
- Help tone the body, strengthen joints and fight diseases, including chronic joint problems
- Prevents illnesses and alleviates degenerative diseases
- Slows the aging process
Mental Benefits of Thai Massage
- Improve your outlook towards life; builds an emotional balance
- Help with concentration and creativity/ Mind and body concentration
- Clear and calm your mind
- Help you gain mental clarity
Psychological effects of Thai Massage
- Reduce and relieve stress and anxiety
- Help people boost their inner energy levels
- Develop discipline and self-control
- Achieve better health, increases health and vitality.
- Raise the energy level and stamina
- Build internal power (and creates a natural confidence)
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Meridians and Thai massage
The meridians are the energy channels encompassing the body, which is the chi energy to flow like blood in the veins. Our health and diseases are as well depending on the condition of the meridians as blood or lymphatic's. One of the hardest thing is to understand that meridians are not like independent channels, which have to be filled constantly in order to keep the body to work. In contrary: meridians in our body lying in the meridian energy flow no need to "ensure", unless some kind of blocks do not prevent the natural and inherent flow. obstacles are in the way of energy flow, the less energy is moving through our body, and less we are able to take part in the world movement - this is the sickness itself. The task of the healer is not the recovering the energy channels, but to ward off the malfunctions which are against the natural flow of energy.
Thai massage has a unique and effective role. If your health is important for you and to live a healthy and complete life, please visit our salons. We welcome you in our both salons: at Rózsadomb Center and in Millenium Center as well. The more To ensure this natural flow below please find the list of our services you are welcome in our salons, please see our contacts East and west - secrets of our health The basic difference between the eastern and western healing is that according to the western view the doctor takes out the patient from its environment like a fish and takes out the organs and puts it back to its "dirty" water, in which it lived before. The eastern view is that it heals the whole body of the fish as well as the water and puts additional minerals into the water in order to ensure the healthy environment to return to.
According to the ancient chienese philosophy the human body is a complex system, in which the balance of Jin and Jang is essential, otherwise the harmonic operation fails, the balance capsized and there is no defence for our body. The fight between "good" and "bad" upsets the body's internal energy and the Yin and Yang balance collapses. In the case of "good" internal energy is strong, "bad" internal energy fades. Otherwise, if the "good" inner energy not enough, the "bad" internal energy intensificates, which adversely affects the operation of the organization. It is important to go for a balanced, healthy life style, good nutrition and regular sport and use the essential supplementary products in order to strengthen our body against the harmful factors.
Orchidea Thai Massage Salon and its services helps in keeping and recovering this balance . We welcome you to be our guest in our salon. Foot massage Have you felt that after a long, or even a short walk you have terrible pain in your foot? If yes, you need a refreshing, regenerating Thai foot massage. Why is it becoming more and more popular nowdays to get foot massage? The answer is obvious: the biggest part in our life we spend in shoes. Can you tell when it was last time to walk on the grass or a meadow? Or gravels? To walk on rugged soil reduces blood circulation and it doesn't stimulate the reflex zones of the sole.
Massage improves blood circulation and the corresponding part of the body. Naturally we can not walk without shoes, but we can compensate it with a refreshing foot massage. Thai foot massage at Orchidea Massage Center While comfortably sitting in the armchair half or one hour long, you receive a fantastic treatment starting from your foot above your knee. It is different from the usual massages which are common here in Hungary .A special stick is used also to stimulate the reflex zones.