Cambridge Thai Massage & Yoga
Finding a good Thai Massage
A traditional Thai Massage pays particular attention to working the energy lines throughout the limbs and torso of the body. This is the key work that enables the body to relax deeply and enter a state of repair. Unfortunately it is this part of the treatment that is often skipped by inexperienced therapists. Cambridge Thai Massage always incorporates the energy line work in it's 1.5 and 2hr massages for the health and wellbeing of it's clients.
Thai Massage - Traditional Thai Massage - Thai Yoga Massage - nuad Thai - nuad pen boran -
is a unique and powerful healing art that has been an integral part of traditional Thai medicine for thousands of years. It combines acupressure massage with breathing techniques, gentle stretches and applied yoga postures.
This healing massage originated in India during Buddha’s lifetime, over 2500 years ago. As Buddhism spread from India, so did this practice and monks in Thailand originally used this therapy as one element of their healing practices, along with diet, herbs and meditation.
How does it work?
Like most eastern healing traditions, Thai Massage seeks to balance the body's energy. Our energy flows through a vast network of invisible lines known as the Sen. Thai Massage works by stimulating the flow of energy through the 10 most major of these lines, the Sip Sen. This helps to unblock stagnant and trapped energy and to encourage the body’s own life force (chi/prana) to flow freely and easily. The massage releases toxins and waste materials from the joints, muscles and connective tissue. The gentle stretches create space in the musculoskeletal structure, opening up the body and allowing it to regain flexibility and ease of movement. The internal organs and inner workings of the body are stimulated by pressure applied to specific energy points.
What does it involve?
Thai Massage is carried out on a padded mat on the floor. The client wears loose fitting clothes and the massage is performed through them. No oils or lotions are used. A traditional Thai Massage lasts approximately 2 hours and the therapist uses their hands, feet, forearms, elbows and knees to work the client's body in a beautiful flowing rhythm. Applied in a quiet meditative atmosphere, the client is given the opportunity to look within and focus on the healing experience.
Before, During and After the Treatment
Before your treatment, try not to eat too heavily. Wear loose, comfortable clothes you can stretch in, with legs & upper arms fully covered. Shorts and vest tops are not suitable.
During the treatment, your therapist will encourage you to gradually fall silent and allow you to enter a deep state of relaxation. Client and therapist work together to find the right pressure and verbal cues will be given to help you breathe more deeply.
After your treatment, drink plenty of water throughout the rest of the day as your body will be detoxing. You may feel extremely tired after your first treatment - this is a sign of old energy leaving the body. However, after progressive treatments, you will start to feel energised - this is a sign of new energy coming into the body. It takes 4-5 days to feel the full effect of the treatment as the system takes time to rebalance and re-energise.
What is it good for?
Thai massage helps to relieve tension within the body and can be effectively used for pain relief. It improves the function of the lymph glands and blood circulation, balances the nervous system and clears out blocked and stagnant energy. It is appropriate for a range of musculoskeletal problems including back, neck, shoulder, hip and leg pain.
What are the benefits?
This form of massage is especially good for releasing stress and tension, and encouraging relaxation of both mind and body. Clients report that Thai massage is wonderfully soothing and relaxing and leaves them feeling energised, refreshed and with a deep sense of well-being.
Many people find that Thai Massage has the following benefits:
- aids relaxation and sleep
- reduces stress, headaches and sinus problems
- improves circulation & digestion
- increases flexibility and range of motion
- helps reduce muscular tension
- helps reduce hip, knee & back pain
- improves energy and mood
- centers the mind and body
What are the side effects and when should it be avoided?
Thai massage is suitable for everyone, including the very young and the very elderly. However, it should be avoided if you have osteoporosis or very brittle bones; spinal fusions or artificial hip, knee or elbow joints; phlebitis, haemophilia or lymphatic cancer. If you have high blood pressure or heart problems, talk to your doctor before booking a treatment.
Thai Massage is not a substitute for medical care, and is not intended to: diagnose, prevent, cure or treat any physical or mental illness. Consult your doctor or a qualified medical specialist for any medical conditions and/or advice. The therapist has the right to refuse services to clients if a medical condition and/or symptoms reveal contraindications that could be harmful to the client and/or the therapist. This includes: infectious diseases, rash, or open wounds; colds and/or flu like symptoms; immediately after surgery. While Thai Massage is considered safe, if is your responsibility to discuss with your doctor or physician whether this therapy is appropriate for you.
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