Saturday, June 25, 2011
Thai massage is one of the traditional therapeutic methods of Thai medical system. The theory of Thai massage is based on the idea that the human body is crossed by lines of energy. Diseases are the result of blockages and disruptions of energy balance. During a Thai massage, treating the ten lines of the largest energy, on which there are pressure points that allow an energy exchange between the body and the universe. The Thai massage therapist works with the thumbs, hands, feet or elbows and puts pressure on targeted lines and energy points. Another part of Thai massage is massage yoga, during which the patient's body is stretched in positions whose origin is Hatha Yoga. This massage also has a spiritual aspect: the masseur takes a meditative position to be able to feel the energy currents of the patient.