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Increase your Flexibility with Botanica’s Thai Massage

There are many different styles of massage therapy. Traditional techniques are most used in spa’s and with good reason, however, the benefits of turning to the east can be just what your body is looking for! This is where Thai massage comes into play and can increase not only your flexibility but also help relieve many other parts of our body!

The Difference in Thai Massage and Regular Massage

Thai massage was originally developed in Buddhist monasteries, which is pretty neat unto itself. Where traditional massages uses oil or lotion to rub out the muscles and joints of the body and the individual is resting nearly or completely unclothed under a sheet on an elevated table, Thai massage is usually administered on a padded mat or futon on the floor, without any oil or lotion and the client remains fully clothed. Here’s why:

In traditional massage, the therapist normally only uses their hands and arms to massage the individual. In Thai massage, the therapist utilizes their hands, knees, legs, and feet in order to move you into a series of yoga positions while simultaneously applying muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure. A triple threat to any problematic body issues you may be having!

Obviously, from the description, it’s clear that Thai massage is far more invigorating than traditional massage therapy. Yet, Thai massage when done properly should not actually be painful.  A properly licensed, trained and experienced therapist should welcome feedback from their client and adjust the degree of pressure and stretching accordingly so that you aren’t in pain. 

The only discomfort that could be normal from Thai massage is when the therapist applies pressure to tender areas of the body, such as knotted muscles. There is still a difference between this type of discomfort, which can feel relieving as it gently works out muscle tightness and the pain that would occur through inappropriate pressure application and stretching techniques that your body may not be able to handle. Open communication from any type of massage is always highly recommended to ensure the best results from the massage!

Thai massage can be very helpful in relieving tension headaches, certain types of back pain, muscle spasticity and much more.  It is not recommended for people who suffer from major health conditions like disk herniation, osteoporosis or cardiovascular disease, or for anyone who has had recent surgery. Many Thai massage therapists may even request that their client receive clearance from their medical doctor prior to receiving a Thai massage, simply to ensure that it will not be detrimental to their health. This massage is all about relief!

What to Expect from Botancia’s Thai Massage

If you have back problems, or chronic body pains, Thai Massage could be an excellent way for you to feel relief. With Thai massage, body manipulation can achieve this in bounds, with yoga-type positions and stretching, as these are the main components of this massage. The best part is that the professional masseuse does the majority of all the work, meaning that you get to just relax and allow them to freely move different sections of your body about for better range of motion!

The massage therapist will bend, pull, rock, compress, put pressure, and all sorts of other formations with their hands and your limbs to create better functionality of your body. This causes a more smoothly flowing line in the body too, which can give your entire system a more open circulation.

Flexibility is not instantaneous and depending on the level of your restricted movements, it’s best to keep your masseuse in the loop with how you feel so they can address it appropriately. This is a unique and delightful type of massage that can offer you relief from many different types of aches and pains, plus increase your flexibility. All in all, you’re receiving in abundance with Thai massage by giving you a better range of motion and health benefits, as well as the soothing quality of a standard massage!

Call Botanica Day Spa today or book your Thai massage appointment online and bask in the mobility and freeness of your body once more!

Love,

Gen

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