The calming benefits of Thai massage are many, offering relief from multiple ailments ranging from asthma and migraines to sprains and anxiety. Further benefits include the relief of physical and emotional tension, better sleep, improved flexibility, a greater awareness of body and mind, and a release of blocked energy. At Sukho Thai, massage is always practiced in a meditative mood. It is said to be "the physical application of loving kindness”.
Thai massage provides deeper work compared to some other types of massage. Thais believe that the unhindered flow of vital energies through the body's tissues will result in good health and freedom from pain. Deep work is vital to releasing this vital energy. Therefore, therapists use many parts of their body to apply deep pressure. For example, therapists may use foot pressure to walk on body areas that can benefit from deeper pressure. They may also use their body weight to apply deep pressure via their elbows and forearms. These types of techniques are good for both client and therapist, allowing the therapist to avoid thumb and hand stress while still delivering quality massage work.
Thai Stretching helps relieve imbalances in the extremities. The passive stretching can releases tension in the joints, adding mobility and enhancing the range of movement and help increase joint mobility and range of movement, particularly after a series of treatments. A reduction in joint and muscle pain and an increase in suppleness and enhanced flexibility can be gained from Thai massage therapy. Muscle tensions are easily and specifically differentiated.
Thai massage requires the therapist to kneel, squat, stand and lunge. It adds more variety to our body mechanics. The energy exchange is mutually relaxing and centering.