1. Stretching Like None Other
If you’re hoping to find massage techniques that can stretch your limbs like no other massage, then look to Thai massage techniques. The stretching involved with Thai massages can relieve deep muscle tension and help make limbs more limber.
2. Mental Relaxation
There are countless studies that support the health benefits of meditation and relaxation. Thai massage techniques are intended to help relax one’s mind and help fall into a meditative state. Much like Tai Chi or Yoga, the small but concentrated movements help put the mind in a state of full relaxation.
3. New Balance of Cortisol and Serotonin
Cortisol, also known as the stress hormone, is a dreaded fellow. Serotonin, on the other hand, is the sought after hormone that reduces stress and makes a brain feel happy. Thai massage techniques help release serotonin while reducing the amount of cortisol. Sounds like a great health benefit to us!
4. Beneficial for Pain Relief
In a study conducted by the Massage Therapy Foundation, massages were found to help reduce the pain from patients with scapulocostal syndrome over other types of therapy. Thai massages are included in helping reduce pain.
5. Circulation of Blood
Unlike a Swedish massage which keeps you in one position, the movement of a Thai massage helps force circulation of blood to new areas of your body. The better circulation, the more oxygen your body can receive and the better it feels.