Thai massage therapists use many parts of their body - their thumbs, palms, elbows, and even feet and knees - to pull, press, and stretch the body. This is done to loosen the joints and relax the body. Also, it is said to unblock energy along the sen pathways.
If you’ve never had a Thai massage, you should read carefully to understand more about what to expect:
A Thai massage relaxes and stretches out the muscles, improves circulation, and reduces stress. Also, it is believed that blockages in the body’s energy lines causes illness and disease. A Thai massage balances these sen energy lines and restores general wellbeing and health.
Due to its impact on the circulatory system, people with the following health conditions should consult their healthcare provider before seeking a Thai massage:
Trained massage therapists can adjust the intensity and pressure to suit their clients. However, a person should avoid Thai massage while recovering from an injury. Even at the lowest intensity, Thai massage can sometimes cause further injury to the body.
People who have cancer, are pregnant, or are recovering from surgery should not undergo a Thai massage. The physical intensity of this massage technique could lead to health complications or worsen preexisting injuries.
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