Thai massage is believed to have been developed more than 2,500 years ago in India. The Ayurvedic techniques and principles were eventually introduced to Thailand and over time, were influenced by traditional Chinese medicine and were performed by monks as one of the components of Thai medicine.
Siam Thai Spa brings the ancient techniques of Thai massage to the South Bay. Our Thai massage therapists use their hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of rigorous yoga-like stretches, which will leave you feeling energized and relaxed. Some refer to the technique as “Thai Yoga Massage”, because of the use of the therapist’s hands, knees, legs, and feet; which ultimately has the effect of doing Yoga without the client doing any work.
Muscle compression and joint mobilization are two important aspects of Thai massage and the results are a relaxed, but energized state. The typical Thai massage is 1 to 2 hours in length and we recommend that you bring comfortable clothing to the massage.
With regular visits, you can expect to experience the following benefits:
- A reduced level of tension and a more relaxed body
- A reduction in stress
- An improved circulatory system
- A marked increase in energy
- Increased flexibility and an improved range of motion
- All this, will help center your mind and body
As with any type of massage, we recommend you carefully observe the following precautions:
- Massage is not recommended for certain people with infectious skin disease, rashes, or open wounds
- Having a massage immediately after surgery
- Having a massage immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
- With people who are prone to blood clots, there is a risk of the blood clot(s) being dislodged.
- If you have heart disease, we recommend you check with your doctor before having a massage
- Pregnant women should check with their doctor before considering getting a massage. Massage in pregnant women should be done by massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage.
- Massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.
Now for the friendly tips:
- It is never a good idea to eat a heavy meal before the massage
- If it's your first time visiting Siam Thai Spa, we ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms. Otherwise, arrive 5 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage.
- Be sure to tell your massage therapist if you have any health conditions, because people with certain conditions should not have Thai massage.
- If you feel discomfort at any time, let your massage therapist know immediately.
We look forward to sharing Thai massage with you and hope you will enjoy the experience.
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