Friday, July 15, 2016

Combining Yoga and Massage

Thai Massage - Academy Massage Therapy - Massage Therapist Winnipeg
Thai Massage (or Thai Yoga Massage) is believed to have been developed over 2,500 years ago in India by the physician to Buddha. The therapy was later adopted by Thailand where it was influenced by traditional Chinese medicine, incorporating over time the holistic principles of other cultures.

Thai Massage has benefits beyond those experienced in traditional massage treatment. It is a more energizing and rigorous massage, with a consistent body contact between the therapist and client, although instead of massaging and kneading muscles, the technique involves a series of manipulations such as muscle compression, joint mobilization and acupressure. People have claimed that undergoing Thai Massage is like practicing Yoga - without exerting the effort. The result is both stimulating and relaxing. Other benefits include stress reduction, improved circulation, increased flexibility and range of motion, and the centering of mind and body.

No oils are applied so the procedure can be done with the client fully dressed, though it is advised that the clothing be loose and comfortable.

However, Thai Massage is not recommended for certain individuals. It should not be administered to anyone who has just undergone surgery. Also if you have undergone chemotherapy or radiation, you should first check with your doctor; as well a physician should be consulted if you are as if you are a pregnant woman considering Thai Massage. The procedure should also not be performed if you have an infectious skin disease, rash or any open wound.

Be sure when you book your appointment with Academy Massage that your therapist is made aware of your medical history.

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