Unlike western massages, traditional Thai massages are performed on the floor where the patient will be lying on a mat while they are fully clothed. What sets Thai massages apart from the rest is that it combines massage, acupressure, and yoga to create a holistic experience. The patient will become an active participant in the massage to exercise physically, emotionally, and mentally.
If you are still on the fence about getting a traditional Thai massage, here are some of the many health benefits you will receive!
Boost your energy
If you have been feeling sluggish at work due to the winter blues, there is no better way than to recharge your battery for the spring than with a Thai massage. A professional Thai masseuse will be able to energize and increase the blood flow in your body which will boost your energy levels. Getting a Thai massage can also improve your metabolism to help you gain more stamina to get through every day!
Reduce your anxiety
With busy social and work schedules, a lot of us feel the pressure of anxiety getting the best of us. When you get a Thai massage, it can be a type of therapy that can reverse and reduce anxiety. It can also reduce your cortisol levels, which are the hormones that create stress within your body.
Strengthen your immune system
If you seem to always get the flu or a cold during this time of year, you may want to consider getting a traditional Thai massage to help boost your immune system. As mentioned above, receiving a Thai massage will allow your blood to flow better which promotes certain hormones to produce that help maintain and strengthen your immune system.
When you get a western massage, you will feel relaxed. However, when you get a traditional Thai massage you will feel even more relaxed because it positively affects your mind and body. The environment that Thai massages are performed in will have calm music and a soft scenery to promote your mind to slow down and your body to feel stretched and relaxed.
Maintain a healthy weight
Since getting a Thai massage is a physical activity, you will be actively participating in your massage. The movements, along with the massage itself, will promote your body to lose and maintain your ideal weight.
Gets rid of headaches and pain
One of the hormones that will increase in your blood flow is cytokine which is used to help reduce the pain you feel when you suffer from a headache.
Lower your cholesterol level
Getting a traditional Thai massage will increase your level of good cholesterol (High Density Lipoprotein) which in turn lowers the bad cholesterol (Low Density Lipoprotein) in your body. When you have higher levels of bad cholesterol it can block the blood vessels going to your heart and you are at a higher risk of getting heart disease.
Increase your concentration
A Thai massage can increase your concentration because it uses acupressure, stretching, and yoga to deliver more oxygen enriched blood to your brain.