The Difference Between Swedish Massage and Traditional Thai Massage
There is nothing like a full body massage to soothe aching nerves, tried feet or simply heal the persistent sore back.
June 24, 2014 (Newswire.com) - There are various forms and types of massages performed by trained professional not only to give pleasure and relaxation but also to treat various aliments.
Among the various forms of massage, the Thai massage and the Swedish massage have gained immense popularity. Thai Traditional massage is based on the principles of Asian energy (chi) flow balancing theories that form the foundation of traditional Asian medicine. The concept of Thai massage focuses less on the manipulation of the deep tissues and more on stimulation of pressure points and use of yoga asana to open the flow of chi. Traditional Thai massage is often used as remedial massage therapy not only among the local populace but all over the world.
Swedish massage as the name suggest is a Western massage style. This type of massage is used to relieve pain and reduce swelling, to relax muscles, and to speed the healing process following strain and sprain injuries. Swedish massage involves manipulation of the deep tissues and is predominantly used as a remedial massage therapy for sports massage or neuromuscular massage. The term "Swedish" massage is actually only recognized in English and Dutch speaking countries, and in Hungary. Elsewhere (including Sweden) the style is referred to as "classic massage".
Thai Traditional massage can be performed while with clothes on the body on a mat placed on the floor or a low lying solid bed with soft but firm mattress on top. Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing is often provided for the client to use. No oils are used in Thai massage. An average Thai massage session can last anywhere from one to two hours. Prior to the massage the therapist discuss the problem or requirement of the receiver and then will directs the body into a series of stretches accompanied by acupressure, reflexology or other touch techniques using their hands, finger, knuckle, thumb, elbows knees and feet.
Swedish massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology, as opposed to energy work on "meridiens" or sen lines in Asian massage systems. Usually a Swedish or deep tissue massage last for 50 or 60-minutes. However a 75 or 90-minute gives the therapist more time to work the muscle tissue and achieve results.
Benefits of Thai Massage compared to Swedish massage.
While Swedish massage is a great way to treat muscle strains and pains, temporary body and muscle relaxation Thai massage looks after the well being of the body and mind. Thai massage can lower your heart rate, your blood pressure, and decrease feelings of anxiety. The redirection of chi along the meridians stimulates self-healing and proper organ functioning. The benefits of Traditional Thai massage can be listed as.
- Calming of the mind and spirit
- Increased circulation of blood and lymph
- Decreased stress
- Increased flexibility and Range of Motion
- Increased and balanced energy.
Pisa's Thai Massage
Address : Remick Street, Stafford Heights, Brisbane, Qld, 4053
Phone : 07 3353 6970
Website : http://www.pisasthaimassage.com.au
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