How often are you feeling that you have a “tight” muscle that has been aching, and you just can’t seem to find the right stretch? Are you going to the gym regularly but not finding the time to stretch? Or have you been practising yoga but not getting the results you want? Regardless of the type of exercise, most people nowadays do not incorporate regular stretching into their fitness routine. This can lead to muscle imbalances, poor posture, tight muscles, muscle strains, decreased ranges of motion, and overall decreased performance.
Benefits of Stretching
- increased flexibility and range of motion at joints
- decreased muscle tension/diminishment of tight overused muscles and “knots”
- combats poor posture (ex. shoulders hunched forward & tight chest due to office job posture)
- pre-exercise –> helps warm up the body & reduces the risk of injury, in combination with a light cardio warm-up
- post-exercise –> helps lengthen and relax fatigued muscles & can prevent muscle soreness
So, what really is Thai Massage?
No oils or lotions are involved, and the patient is dressed in comfortable, stretchy clothing. Traditionally done on a mat on the floor, Thai Massage can be adjusted for the standard massage table.
The patient will be in conventional positions (face up, face down, side-lying) as well as various yoga poses (child’s pose, cat-cow, tree pose) to achieve maximum release.