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Characteristics and history of Thai traditional massage

Okachimachi Thai Jaidi aims for total relaxation centered on the finest Thai traditional massage.

We believe that those who are new to Thai traditional massage will know how wonderful it is, and we are confident that Thai traditional massage enthusiasts will be fully satisfied.

It is said that traditional Thai massage has a history of 2500 years, and the unique Thai method that combines acupressure to loosen stiffness and stretch to restore flexibility to muscles is "the most comfortable massage in the world" and "yoga performed by two people". It is loved by people all over the world.

Here, we will introduce the history and characteristics of authentic Thai traditional massage, and the treatment in Okachimachi Thai Jaidi.

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What is Thai Traditional Massage?

Thai traditional massage is a traditional medicine of the Kingdom of Thailand and is one of the oriental medicines with a track record as alternative medicine and preventive medicine. Its roots are said to date back to the Buddha era 2500 years ago. The prototype was introduced to Thailand along with Buddhism, and while being passed down from monks to monks in Thai temples, it developed independently and further evolved, and was systematized as a more effective and practical style. Thai traditional massage is based on the concept of improving the blood circulation of the whole body, enhancing the function of the autonomic nerves, and regaining a healthy mind and body, without being obsessed with only locally relaxing the stiffness. Instead of relaxing the stiffness of the problematic part in a short time like the so-called quick massage, the whole body is treated slowly and slowly.

Features of Thai Traditional Massage

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Originally, Thai traditional massage takes about 2 hours to perform the whole body treatment. If you want to partially relieve muscle fatigue, a quick massage of tens of minutes may be enough, but in traditional Thai massage, the whole body is treated slowly and slowly over such a long time. Is a feature.

Stick to your legs
The flow of Thai traditional massage starts from the legs and gradually progresses to the calves, thighs, and groin. In Thai traditional massage, we think that there is an energy line (Sen) on the whole foot, and we will perform the treatment along this Sen. By reciprocating while pressing this sen many times with your fingers, palms, feet, etc., blood circulation will be improved. Two-thirds of the muscles in the whole body are in the legs and act as a pump that pumps blood from the heart back to the heart, but normally, the blood pressure in the legs is one-tenth that of the upper body. There is only a degree of blood pressure in the legs farthest from the heart. In particular, it has been pointed out that the calf is related to blood flow so that it is called the second heart, and careful massage of the leg muscles has a great effect on improving blood flow throughout the body. In addition, nerves that control the whole body, such as autonomic nerves, are concentrated on the soles and insteps of the feet. By stimulating the reflex areas on the soles and insteps, you can get in shape and maintain your own health. In Thai traditional massage, it usually takes 40 minutes to 1 hour or more just for the leg treatment.

Loosen the whole body slowly
After sufficient treatment of the legs, the arms, abdomen, hips, back, shoulders, neck, and sometimes the face and head are treated to warm the whole body. Using fingers, palms, elbows and knees, therapists use every part of their body to suit their needs and relax their bodies.

Stretch your whole body
Another feature of Thai traditional massage is its bold and acrobatic stretching technique. Traditional Thai massage is also called "two-person yoga". This means that not only will the person receiving the Thai traditional massage take a yoga pose, but the therapist himself will also perform the yoga pose. In other words, this is a meditative mindset not only for the recipient, but also for the performer, who does not push it by force, but rather relaxes without thinking.

 

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