Firstly, Thai massage dates back during the time of Buddha and is a dynamic bodywork therapy. A Thai massage therapist places the client into yoga-like postures while applying compression techniques using the palms, thumbs, elbow or feet. In short, it is a combination of passive yoga, Tai Chi and Eastern massage techniques. It is different from the Swedish massage. Because the muscles are not rubbed but rather compressed, pulled, rocked and stretched. The client can wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows for free movement.
Each session of Thai massage is customizing to meet the needs of the client. This ranges from a relaxing, passive slow palm massage for stress reduction to stronger pressure using elbows and knees for muscle release. As a result, it can make you look younger and an increased sense of well-being. Besides, Thai massage incorporates yoga-like stretches to reduce stress and improve circulation. The gradual, gentle stretching will enhance the person’s flexibility over time, allowing a greater range of motion.
We offer these services as well as many others at Wellness Mountain Massage and Spa. We would love to see you at our Toronto, Bloor West location. If you are interested in massage, please contact us.