When you get a regular massage, you lie unclothed on the massage table and a therapist massages your body into a state of nirvana, or as close to it as you can get. The soothing music combined with the endorphin high from the massage transports you to the clouds. You get dressed afterward and get in your car, blissfully driving slowly down the interstate while cars go zooming past you unaware that your head is still in the clouds. So what can one to know what to Expect with a Thai Massage?
How a Thai massage in Sydney differs from a regular massage
The first difference in a traditional Thai massage is that the recipient remains clothed in comfortable clothing that allows the various movements the Thai massage therapist will be using. No oils or creams are used. The best Thai massage incorporates elements of Hatha Yoga, meditation, reflexology and acupressure.
Rather than the massage therapist rubbing muscles and muscle groups, the therapist places the massage recipient’s body in various yoga poses, and uses acupressure and reflexology to rhythmically press and stretch the body.
Both feet and hand are used to encourage the body to assume various positions along the SEN channels. A Sydney Thai massage usually lasts up to 2 hours or more.
About the SEN channels your Sydney Thai massage therapist will access
One of the most basic concepts in Thai Massage is the SEN, energy lines, or meridians of the body. Body workers have known about the SEN for thousands of years, and science has finally proven that these meridians exist.
The major physical channels of SEN work with cones, muscles, tendons and ligaments first. Next are the veins and lymph nodes, followed by the nervous system. The subtle channels work with the intellect and consciousness.
The results of your Thai massage
A traditional Thai massage is designed to be an intensive whole body treatment that begins at the feet and travels up to the head. Your body will be moved, loosened, and stretched. The combined flow of energy throughout your body will leave you feeling energised, revitalised, and very much aware of your surroundings. You owe it to your body to try a Sydney Thai massage today!