Thai Massages in Atlanta
Treat Your Feet Buckhead offers Thai massage in our Atlanta spa. This style of massage is also sometimes called Thai yoga massage or simply yoga massage, since the techniques that are used are more movement-focused. The experience emulates assisted yoga movements that are performed by the massage therapist, and blends principles of acupressure, reflexology, and therapeutic stretching.
What is Thai Massage?
Thai massage offers a different type of massage experience. Upon starting a Thai yoga massage, you may be asked to change into loose fitting clothing that will allow you be comfortable and will also allow your therapist to move you into a variety of gentle stretches and poses, while applying pressure to specific points at certain times. Thai massage techniques are grounded in Eastern medical science, and center around the principles of acupressure, reflexology, and yoga in order to realign the body and increase the flow of qi (energy). This is accomplished by your therapist by using their hands, arms and body to gently move you through the massage experience, while applying pressure to specific reflex points and meridians throughout the body.
Benefits of Thai Massage?
Thai body massage provides a combination of benefits by using techniques found in acupressure, reflexology and yoga and is known to aid in pain and stress relief with the use of applied pressure to release pain relieving endorphins. Thai massage also helps to detoxify your body and boost your immune system by increasing blood flow and circulation, and is becoming more and more popular due to its ability to restore the body’s natural energy and create overall balance and harmony.
Make sure you have a normal range of motion before starting a Thai massage at our Atlanta spa, as your therapist will be guiding you into certain yoga positions to help increase flexibility, muscle strength and tone.
What is the Difference between Thai Massage and Traditional Body Massage?
One of the main differences is that Thai massage is much more interactive. Our Thai massage therapists in Atlanta may ask you to breath or move in a certain manner, while traditional massage requires very little movement or participation on the part of the recipient. This massage style is a great way to introduce yoga techniques into your life. Never having done yoga is actually a great reason to try Thai massage since your therapist guides you into the positions with very little effort on your part. Think of a Thai massage like a very gentle yoga class where the teacher does almost all the work for you.
How to Prepare for a Thai Massage
You will need comfortable, loose fitting clothing that allow you to relax while also maintaining room to move around and be flexible.
Make sure you’re comfortable enough with a regular massage, and have a normal range of flexibility. Your Thai massage therapist will guide your body through the experience of opening energy pathways. We recommended that individuals getting a Thai massage do not have limited flexibility, an injury, or decreased physical stamina that prevents them from being able to properly complete the massage.
Oils are generally not used during Thai yoga therapy since you remain dressed during the massage session. This is another reason for its mid-day session popularity.
Book an appointment with Treat Your Feet Buckhead in Atlanta for a rejuvenating Thai massage experience.