Thai massage has many benefits for the individual. It uses the gentle pressure on energy lines and the yoga-like stretching to relax the whole body on a deeper level. This deeper level of relaxation improves the individuals' personal outlook, and their emotional status. Deep relaxation has been shown to promote a deeper, more restorative night's sleep as well. This deeper sleep allows the body to heal itself physical, and let you feel more refreshed upon awakening.
“What is today called “Thai massage” or “Thai yoga massage” is an ancient healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures. The founder of Thai massage was an Ayurvedic doctor named ชีวกโกมารภัจจ์ Jivaka Kumar Bhacca, who is revered still in Thailand as the “father of medicine”. Born in India during the time of the Buddha, he is noted in ancient documents for his extraordinary medical skills, his knowledge of herbal medicine, and for having treated important people of his day, including the Buddha himself. The Father of Thai massage is believed to be the personal doctor of Buddha. The massage was originally practiced in the temples with the aim of relieving the soreness the Buddhist monks felt after hours of meditation and contemplation.
Having developed in such a spiritual atmosphere has given Buddhist philosophy and meditation a very special role in Thai massage. An example of this is that a Thai massage therapist recites a prayer to Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha every morning, pleading his help and protection during the workday. Apart from the Indian culture, Thai massage has also been influenced by Traditional Chinese Medicine, as can be observed for instance in its concept of energy lines in the human body.
Thai massage helps to reduce the individual's stress levels and improve their overall circulation. This is accomplished by the gradual movement of the person through different yoga-like positions. This will enhance the persons' flexibility allowing for a greater range of motion. This greater range of motion and flexibility reduces muscle stress and strain, and helps to prevent trip and fall accidents.
Thai massage allows the person to attain a true level of relaxation. The stress will be depleted from their muscles. This will facilitate a more fluid range of extension by the muscles. This will help to increase your energy levels. With healthier muscles and increased energy, the person will be able to maintain healthy weights. This will lower blood sugar levels, and reverse the onset of type 2 diabetes, and help with the maintenance of type one diabetes.