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Thai massage is an ancient and unique form of body therapy incorporating deep stretching and rhythmic compression in a "dance like" transmission of energy. This Eastern form of therapy believes to treat an illness you have to treat the whole body, not just particular part.
Thai massage has a deeply holistic approach to human body, where energies flow along a network of channels or lines known as "nadis" or "meridians" . It affects the whole body by increasing flexibility, releasing both deep and superficial tension, and helping the body's natural energy to flow more freely.
It's been known as passive yoga as the receiver can be put into yoga like positions during the treatment. The massage is performed on the special mat on the floor with the client wearing comfortable clothing that allows for movement and no oils or creams are used. Practitioner exerts pressure on the body's energy lines, with the palms of the hands, the thumbs, elbows or feet.
Benefits of regular Thai massage include relief from constipation , IBS, headaches, sciatica, back pain. It's great for increasing flexibility and movement, and also tones internal organs, increases resistance to injury.