Thai massages are known worldwide for their therapeutic benefits. There are people who plan their vacations just to experience one! Tons of tourist flock over to places all over the world and fill their Instagram with photos of spas. Luckily, you do not have to travel elsewhere; we offer Thai massages in Kochi, right here in Edappally.
Thai massage is said to be an ancient form of therapy, dating back to over 2500 years. What most people do not know is, Thai massage had its roots in India. It was founded by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, who was believed to be Buddha’s physician. He is known as the creator of Thai massage and medicine.
Thai massages are a combination of body massages techniques and Yoga stretches. The techniques used here are different from the other types of massages. Thai massage techniques involve movement, stretching and application of pressure. Instead of rubbing and tapping, masseurs use techniques such as compression, pulling, stretching and rocking.
Thai massages are sometimes performed on a padded mat instead of a massage table. You will have to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Oil/lotions are not used. This is a more physical type of massage compared to the others. Your body is stretched to open up your joints to allow your energy (Sen in Thai) to flow through your body. According to traditional Thai masseurs, it is believed that there are 6 major energy lines on the legs and arms, and four major ones on the back. There are several more lines on both feet and hands as well. When energy flow is disrupted, it creates discomfort, pain, or disease. The techniques of Thai massages are based on the belief that tight, stiff muscles prevent the flow of energy in your body. Thai massage techniques focus on allowing the smooth flow of energy, which improves the patient’s overall health and well being.
During a Thai massage session, the masseur uses their hands to stretch you into different poses while applying steady pressure on parts of your body. The masseur will work on different parts of your body throughout the course of the session. They will stretch your legs, and start by applying pressure with their palms and fingers on your arms, back, neck, legs and feet. Your back, arms, and legs are stretched to different Yoga poses to “open up” your body
Benefits of Thai Massages
Apart from making you feel relaxed, and easing your sore muscles, Thai massages have the following benefits.
Thai massages can help with managing stress. In fact, a study conducted in 2015 showed that Thai massages significantly reduced the levels of certain stress marker present in the saliva, called Salivary alpha-amylase activity (sAA)
Thai massages also help boost energy levels. Many people feel refreshed and energized after their massage sessions.
Helps with headaches, body aches.
Athletes and people who work out a lot, love getting Thai massages. It is great for sore muscles. Thai massages have also been claimed to be effective at managing headaches. According to a study in 2015, Thai massages were found to be an effective treatment for people who have chronic tension headaches.
This massage also helps improve blood circulation. Thai massages, just like any other massage, is believed to strengthen your immune system by promoting better lymphatic circulation. The stretches will also help improve your flexibility over time.
If you’re looking for a one of a kind massage experience in Kochi, you should definitely try our Traditional Thai Massage package.
What to expect at Protone Day Spa?
At Protone Day Spa, the Thai massage session is available in two packages; 60 minutes and 90 minutes. You do not have to be undressed for Thai massages, however, it is recommended that you wear comfortable and loose clothing. Your session will involve a lot of stretching apart from the usual kneading massage techniques. If you have any medical conditions, injuries, or if you are pregnant, you should consult a doctor before you book a massage session.
Our massage rooms have an attached bathroom. Carry an extra pair of clothing if you need to take a warm shower. All our employees are well trained and will give you complete privacy when you need it.
To conclude, Thai massages are an extremely invigorating experience. The best place to get one is right here at Protone Day Spa, Edappally.
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