We have been to every (nearly) Thai massage service in London to give you the top 3.
Note: These are all professional thai massage services NOT adult servies!!
#1 Thai Blossom Massage Therapy
Thai Blossom won us over in every department. The place is very chilled, super clean and the massage services get 10/10. Their prices are also very reasonable and have good offers available if you follow them on Facebook.
48 Fairfield St, London SW18 1DY
Phone: 07523 566789
#2 Vavi Thai Massage Therapy Center
VAVI offer an amazing authentic thai masssage. Bella also totally fixed a sports injury in my thigh I was carrying for the last 2 months! Vavi is very clean and offers a relaxing atmosphere. Expect very strong hands 🙂
51 Rupert St, Soho, London W1D 7PG
Phone: 020 7434 0569
Benefits Of A Thai Massage
Getting a massage is usually done to relax your muscles and make you feel at ease. What if you could have all this and still work out? Crazy right? Thai massage actually entails working out and relaxing your muscles at the same time. Thai massage incorporates yoga possess, acupressure, and joint manipulation which leaves you feeling relaxed and energized. Thai massage is an old massage technique which dates back to 2500 years ago. It was introduced by an accredited physician to a Buddha by the name Shivago Komarpaj. Over the years the technique has evolved and absorbed a lot of the South East Asia culture and has been modernized a little bit. But this does not mean that it has lost its authenticity but it has become better and more improved to suit the modern day person. Unlike most massages where you just lay on the table and the masseuse does all the work, in Thai massage you get involved in almost all the poses and the masseuse stretches your muscles and twists your limbs. This massage has a lot of benefits to your health and here are a few that we have discussed in detail.
Reduces back pain
Lower back pain can be an awful thing to have and live with. Thai massage helps ease and reduce lower back pain faster as compared to other massage and joint mobilization therapy. Since there are a lot of yoga poses involved in Thai massage that engage the back and leave it relaxed and energized. These exercises make your lower back more flexible and have less joint pain. According to a study done between Thai massage and joint mobilization therapy it was seen that in Thai massage the patients with lower back pain experience relief faster than those who you used joint mobilization therapy.
Improves energy flow
Thai massage is known to increase the energy flow in your body and energize your body as a work out would. This is because the pressing technique used in this massage allows oxygen circulation to your tissues and enhances blood circulation all around your body. Thai massage is built on the belief that if your muscles are tense and not flexible they can result in aging, immobility and early death. For this reason, Thai massage uses yoga poses that invigorate your body and allow energy flow in your body. Use of Thai massage relieves chronic stiffens and allows your muscles to be flexible and this improves mobility.
Treats headaches, neck pain, and sciatica
In Thai massage, there is a specific type that involves that application of pressure against specific meridians in your body calls the court-type. This massage stimulates blood circulation and lymph circulation to the brain. In doing so people suffering from chronic headaches and neck pain feel the pain reducing and they end up getting relaxed. The use of acupressure and joint manipulation plays a major role in easing tension from the nervous system and hence the reduction of neck pain. A study published in the evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine published in 2015 shows that the use of Thai massage can improve and reduce migraines and sciatica.
Reduces muscle tension and spasms
Like any massage that reduces muscle tension from your body, Thai massage is not an exemption. The use of applied pressure to your muscles ensures that the muscles are less tense and the pressure and tension are reduced. The use of acupressure targets in energizing the muscles and reducing their tension this results to manipulation of muscle length which reduces deformity and improves mobility. In ancient Asian countries, it was believed that having tense muscles was the leading cause of immobility and disability and hence Thai massage aims at reducing the muscle tension and leaving you flexible.
Used to rehabilitate after a stroke
When a person suffers a stroke they end up having physical difficulties like pain, depression, motor problems, and emotional problems. Continuous use of Thai massage can help the person improve greatly and have less pain this, in turn, improves their sleep and mood. The nurses mentioned that after use of Thai massage their patients showed major improvement as compared to just using the joint manipulation therapy. After the first three months, the nurses reported an improvement in sleeping trends from their patients and a more relaxed and less stressed lifestyle. Major improvements were seen in continuous use including less joint pain and more muscle relaxation of the patients.
Improvement of immune functions
Even though Thai massage is done without the use of essential oil an addition of the oils can improve the immune functions in your body. However, the added benefits depending on the type of oil that you use in the massage. The use of lavender oil could ease anxiety and reduce stress if used frequently. Also, the use of ginger with coconut oil can be used to improve colorectal cancer as proved by a study done on patients undergoing chemotherapy. The study showed that after using the massage oil for just three times the patients had an increase in their lymphocyte numbers.
Improves blood circulation
The use of acupressure and pressing technique improves your blood circulation by energizing your body. The pressing techniques are designed to allow better flow of oxygen to your body and improving the blood circulation. Proper blood circulation allows the transfer of nutrients to your tissues and helps get rid of body waste. Also, they allow the removal of byproducts and carbon dioxide from your body hence living your body organs working efficiently. Stretching also improves your blood flow and allows your muscles to relax. Additionally, stretching improves your nervous system which ensures that your body stays in great shape.
The use of massage over the ages has always been associated with a reduction of stress and improving relaxation. Thai massage also reduces stress and is used to relax a person. This is done by concentrating on your muscle work and hence inducing resting and relaxation of the brain. Additionally, there is enough oxygen flowing to the brain hence the brain is more relaxed and this results in general body relaxation.
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