What is a Thai Massage?
The Thai massage is not to be confused with a classic massage becauseas the name suggests, the origins of this treatment are from Thailand,and found its way to Europe via India. Originally, the massage was considered to providehealing through touch, which translates as "Nuad Phaen Thai Boran". Nuad Phaen Thai Massage is the classic name for this form of massage.
The treatment has proven to alleviateor even curediseases and ailments. Traditionally, patients in Thailand received this treatment in a hospital or by an experienced master. During the treatment, the massage therapist usually exerts a lot of pressure with their handson the patient’s body,extends and stretches their limbs, andmakes use of some yoga movements. This is because the first scholar of Thai massage came from India, andat that time the massage was mainly practiced by monks. In a classical Thai Massage, the patient is massaged from head to toe with very dynamic and powerful movements by the therapist.
Effect of Thai Massage
- Loosening of tensions
- Improving pain
- Stimulation of organs
- Activation of the energy flow
- Promoting self-healing
- Solving emotional blockages
- Activation of lymphactivity
- Stress relief
- Stimulation of blood circulation
- Improving mobility
The special traditional Thai massage techniques specifically relieve tension but are also beneficial for patients who suffer muscular pain. The holistic treatment stimulates the organs and actively promotes blood circulation, which reduces stress. A stress reduction has many benefits such as helping to prevent diseases bysupporting the proper immune system functioning. The massage therapist stimulates lymph activity with her/his targeted hand strokes, which is helping to remove toxins from the bodyvia the kidneys. Therefore, it is not uncommon for the patient to feel the urge to go to the toilet after the treatment.
Furthermore, through the therapist’s targeted hand movements the blood circulation of the patient is stimulated. Thus,cells and organs are better supplied with oxygen, which in turn positively influences the body’s self-healing powers. The activation of the energy flow in the body can have a positive influence on the release of emotional blockages. Therefore, it is not uncommon that the patient will feelemotionally relieved after the treatment.
Another aspect of this massage form is the use of different yoga positions. The therapist brings the patient's body into different postures and thus stretches muscles and tendons. After regular Thai massage treatments, the patient’s mobility is notably improved.
How does the treatment work?
The traditional Thai massage can last up to three hours. The patient may be partially unclothed, depending on whether the treatment takes place as a full body massage or as a partial massage. However, the patient retains her/his underpants in any case andbody parts that are not massaged are covered by the massage therapist with a towel.If only the head or feet are massaged, then the patient stays fully clothed.
The massage therapist not only uses her/his palms, but also the thumbs, knees, elbows,and feet during the treatment. The goal of this massageis to stimulate the patient’s meridian lines and acupressure points to release tensions or blockages in the body. This is accomplished throughrotational movementsand various grips to stretch muscles and joints. The intensity and pressure of the techniques are always depending on the goal of the treatment. For example,if the patient suffers from severe blockages and tensions, then the therapist must exert more pressure.
For whom is the Thai Massage and when should you not use it?
The Thai massage is suitable for anybody. Not only adults, but also children can benefit from the massage. However, children should be at least of the age of seven.
However, Thai massage is not recommended for patients suffering from pre-existing conditions such as heart disease, vein disease, acute infection, severely elevated blood pressure, andwith a fresh bone fracture.
Pregnancy does not pose a risk,but it is recommended to receive treatment only from the fourth to about the seventh month of the pregnancy. The massage therapist must also be informed about the pregnancy so that s/he can adjust the massage accordingly.
Thai Massage in Zurich: duration, cost and booking
We recommend at least 90 minutes Thai massage sessions. The classic Thai massage lasts up to 180 minutes.
Let us advise you in Zurich.
Prices vary depending on the duration.
180 min. / XYZ Franken
120 min. / XYZ Franken
90 min. / XYZ Franken
60 min. / XYZ Franken