Although it is fairly new in Western culture, Thai massage has a long history of helping the body and the mind, as it has been around for over 2,500 years.
Thai massage blends acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles and assisted yoga postures in one relaxing session. Gentle pressure and stretching techniques help to move and stretch your muscles, joints, and tissue and also balance energy in your whole body.
Thai massage has many health benefits:
- Improving the flow of energy throughout your body. Balanced energy can ease anxiety and increase overall feelings of calmness, improve sleep and revive your energy.
- Improving blood flow and oxygen supply to your muscles. This can decrease low back pain and improve flexibility.
- Reducing inflammation which can relieve joint stiffness and reduce the severity of headaches.
- Improving circulation and fluid in your joints. Over time, this can help with joint mobility and range of motion.
After a Thai massage, you should rest and drink plenty of water. You should also try to incorporate some stretching and relaxation techniques into your daily life to help remain flexible after your massage.
Thai massage is offered at Lake Health’s Brunner Sanden Deitrick Wellness Campus in Mentor. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Lake Health Integrative Medicine at 440-375-8153.