You’ve just finished a satisfying session of facials in Leesburg and are searching for your next pleasure stop. You might want to try a Thai massage? We are sure you have heard of this type of massage and might also be vaguely familiar with its origins, but now, get ready to be wowed by its many benefits.
WHAT IS THAI MASSAGE?
As the name suggests, Thai massage originated from Thailand but is also gaining popularity in the West. It involves a range of movements where the therapist manipulates your arms and limbs and back muscles.
Unlike other types of massages, you usually are dressed during the session, and no oils or lotions are typically involved. Although you can enjoy the massage wearing anything you like, it is advised that you come in loose, comfortable clothing.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THAI MASSAGE?
A standard Leesburg massage therapy that lasts between 1 and 2 hours is chockful of benefits, and here are some:
- Energy booster
A study has shown that Swedish and Thai massages done in people experiencing fatigue significantly helped increase the recipient’s energy levels! The trials show recipients with increased mental and physical energy.
- Reduces stress
Thai massage helps release the hormone called serotonin. Serotonin is a hormone naturally produced by the body and aids in relieving stress. On the other hand, while it helps promote the production of serotonin, it reduces the production of cortisol. Also known as the stress hormone, reduction of this hormone is excellent news.
- Promotes blood circulation
Unlike other types of massages, like the Swedish massage, wherein you stay in one position throughout the whole session, Thai massage utilize a range of movements that forces blood to circulate better to other areas of your body. Better circulation means oxygen and other nutrients that the body needs are received more efficiently.
- Offers relief and rehabilitation to various diseases
Various diseases can benefit significantly from Thai massages. Because of its effects on the musculoskeletal system, Thai massage sessions can greatly benefit sufferers of osteoarthritis. According to research, traditional Thai massage helped improve symptoms of patients suffering from joint pains in their hands, knees, neck and lower back.
Thai massage treatment is also being used by caregivers and nurses to aid patients recovering from a stroke. After a debilitating attack, stroke can leave a person with physical defects impairing their speech or movement. Three-month of Thai massage treatment significantly improved the patients’ conditions and their ability to conduct daily activities like walking and eating and also aid in their mood and sleep patterns.
- Improves immunity
Although Thai massages are usually done dry, that is without oils or lotions, using them can provide additional benefits. For example, using ginger and coconut oil for just three massages in a week increased the number of lymphocytes by 11% in patients undergoing chemotherapy for colorectal cancer.
Before booking your Leesburg massage, ensure that it is safe for you. Consult your doctor first if you can undergo the therapy. You should avoid Thai massages if you:
- …are acutely ill
- …are hypertensive
- …are pregnant
- …have recently undergone surgery
- …are under 18 or very old.
Ensure that you only get the services of a licensed therapist and enjoy the many benefits of the Thai massage.