Thai massage is an active form of massage using gentle pressure and dynamic stretching to relax the whole body. This is an ancient healing practice that originated in India thousands of years ago. Clients wear comfortable, loose clothing and lay on a mat on the floor. Bolsters and cushions are used to support and assist the body to unwind.
The benefits include less stress in the body, more energy, fewer headaches, cardiovascular improvement, increased range of motion and better flexibility. It can be great for athletes for fast recovery and improved
Too much stress can affect our mental and physical health, leading to serious illnesses including depression, joint pain and lack of mobility. Thai massage helps close the gap between ailments and connection.
Traditional Thai massage is believed to be a practice used in temples in Bangkok by the monks. Yoga and acupressure are also used in combination with clients to move their limbs and increase flexibility.
Contraindications may include high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and coronary artery disease.
Ken Reader is an experienced pain relief therapist and wellness provider offering Shiatsu, Thai massage, cupping, Gua Sha and stones/aromatherapy treatments. He practices at Tucson Touch Therapies, 3903 E. Pima, and The