Thai Massage developed within cultural context that emphasized the important of meditation and mindfulness. Both practitioner and recipient seek deep mental quiet during session.
Many technique used in Thai Massage are all designed to facilitate and stimulate the flow of intrinsic energies and to release blockage that would otherwise preclude the attainment of balance that is essential for maintaining a healthy, pain free body that refer not only the physical but also to the mental, emotion and spiritual aspects of one's being.
In Thailand the round bundles containing herbal mixtures were once the secret tools of ancient healers, and up until recently, could be obtained only from traditional healers or from the Thai massage treatment. Nowadays, though, you can make your own with various combinations of herbs - for deep heat soothing of muscle and aches and pain.
Thai Massage Stretching for Better Mobility
Lack of movement leads to an achy tightness in those unused muscle groups. As one group of muscles goes unused, your body begins to change position (picture someone with poor posture) and another set of muscles reacts by becoming tighter. Without proper use, your body tends to adjust more permanently to this new position, further restricting your range of motion. Your Thai massage sessions also contribute to improving your range of motion. If you would like more information regarding strethching, please be sure to ask at your next session.