What is Thai Massage?

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A bit of history….

What is Thai Massage? The ancient massage practice dates back to around 2,500–7,000 years ago. It has been practiced and evolved in Thailand for over 2,500 years. This ancient healing practice (Nuad Boran) originated in India with influences from the traditional medicine systems of India, China and Southeast Asia. This ancient healing system has strong roots with Buddhist spiritual practice; such as offering healing therapy for mindfulness, loving kindness and compassion.

What is Traditional Thai Massage?

The technique is very different to a Swedish or shiatsu massage. The fundamental difference is that with a traditional Thai massage, the clothed client lies on the floor and participates more actively during the massage. Through assisted yoga, the body is moved in ways that are difficult to attain through normal exercise and individual practice.

Each body part is stretched allowing greater movement and effectively getting rid of any muscle stiffness and fatigue.

Furthermore, the yoga-like techinque of deep relaxed breathing helps to bring balance and a peaceful state of mind. These are also known as principles of mindfulness (breath awareness) and loving kindness (focused compassion).

The benefits of all these techniques are shared by both the practitioner and client. A full-body massage session is often a very exhilarating, powerful body and mind experience. It brings both the recipient and the practitioner to greater states of physical and mental well-being.

What is Thai Massage?
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How does it work?

Chinese medicine and acupressure philosophy believe that life is sustained by a vital force (lom) carried along 72,000 invisible energy lines (sen) that run through our bodies. Its thought that disease and dysfunction occur when blockages occur along these pathways. During a Thai Massage, blockages of these energy pathways are stimulated with pressure points to increase energy flow. Working on these energy lines helps to restore balance, harmony to the body and promote general wellbeing.

Feeling low in energy or down? Then a full body massage session could help you release and free this trapped energy. Let us help you stimulate the natural flow of life-force and help you bring balance to the force.

Thai Massage today

As you may know, Traditional Thai massage is now very popular outside of Thailand. In fact recent years, it has been fused with other types of massage therapies. Although there is great value in adapting Traditional Thai techniques with modern therapies, the power of Traditional Thai massage still lies in its ancient history and evolution.

Customers often come to Sawadee Thai Bristol to resolve a wide range of physical medical ailments. For example physical problems such as back pain, stiffness, poor posture, indigestion and sciatica. (If this is you, then you should definitely try a Sawadee Massage!) That’s why it’s simply wonderful when customers discover the additional good feeling benefits of Thai Massage – and want to make Sawadee Thai Massage a regular activity.

Still not convinced? Then take a peek at our Benefits of Thai Massage page.

What we offer at Sawadee Thai Bristol

We believe that everyone is unique and your requirements could be different for a particular day. For this reason, all our luxury Thai Massages are tailored and personalised on the day. That’s why we like to spend time (pre-consultation) with our customers to get to know them and most importantly how we can help achieve the best effective and relaxing massage possible. It is our intention that all our customers get the best massage treatment possible! We want you to leave here feeling refreshed and recharged!

Jenny and the team are more than happy to discuss any questions, and help you schedule your Bristol Thai massage appointment today. Who knows, Thai Massage sessions could become a new part of your overall general fitness, health and wellbeing regime!

Our treatments include: Traditional Massage, Thai Hot Oil Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Sport Massage, Full Body Detox (inc dry cupping) and Foot Massage. Supplementary Herbal Treatment can be included for only an extra £10.

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