Thai massage appeared more than 2500 years ago, but if you have just sparked interest in this therapy, know that it is never too late to try it, or too early to mark your experience at Genuine Tantric!


And you don't even have to search for “Thai massage in Porto” anymore because this article will not only give you all the information you need about one of the seven wonders of Traditional Thai Medicine, but it will also give you the necessary indications to schedule your first session. The first of many, we dare to say, because an hour of relaxing Thai massage makes you release tension, soothe feelings of frustration, stress and anxiety and leave happy, with body and mind in symphonic harmony.



What is Thai Massage?

Thai Massage is a type of body therapy that belongs to Traditional Thai Medicine and aims to work body and mind, by releasing vital energy points from the human body.


This therapeutic method is based on the principle that the human body has 72 thousand energy lines that govern life and that imbalance or block energy only once, can cause malaise and even illness. Then, a Thai massage, through movements that involve stretching, pressure and pressure on these energy lines, the patient's natural balance.



History of Thai Massage

Thai massage appeared more than 2500 years ago in present-day Thailand, under the strong influence of Indian traditions. Some historical records on Thai massages indicate that the technique was created in northern India by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha (known in Thailand as Shivago Komarpaj), Buddha's doctor, who took these teachings to Thailand in the 3rd or 2nd century BC.


In addition to being seen as a source of traditional knowledge about the healing powers of herbs and minerals, Dr. Shivago - as he became known - was considered by the Thai people as the “Father of Medicine”.


However, the origin of Thai massage, as well as Thai Traditional Medicine, is not clear, even because for centuries medical and therapeutic knowledge was transmitted only orally, from master to disciple. Still, there is no doubt that Thai massage is influenced by traditional cultures and medicines from India, China and Southeast Asia.


Considered a kind of passive yoga, perfected over the centuries, the Thai massage that we can experience today in a modern SPA remains a technique to unblock joints in order to rebalance the body, causing the physical stimuli to also trigger spiritual well-being .


It is true that in some areas of the globe, such as Thai massages, they have a sexual connotation, but in the East there is no relationship between movements - pressures and stretches - that stimulate the bloodstream.



Thai masseuse

The Thai masseuse uses several maneuvers to stretch and pull the patient, but contrary to what might be expected, in a Thai massage in Porto the professional does not undress or ask the client to undress.


A Thai massage is done on clothing and its most traditional aspect, doesn't require oils or creams. You only need techniques and cases of firearms composed of medicinal herbs (Yamon) that are applied to pain points in the patient.


As a general rule, it is on the floor, on a mattress, that the Thai relaxing massage is initiated, and this is because only on the ground does the Thai masseuse manage to fully control the movements that she must apply, namely the weight of her own body against the weight of her patient body.


Obviously, some more modern versions of Thai massage use the stretcher, but, to obtain the best possible results, the stretcher is not indicated, mainly because it does not guarantee safety or comfort. A mattress is sufficient for a Thai masseuse to do her job with her hands and provide benefits to the patient's body and mind.


However, the Thai massage therapist can also use the feet, knees and elbows to apply more pressure to the stretching movements in these therapeutic massages.



How to do Thai massage?

It is not complicated to explain how a Thai massage is done: it is done through compression, twisting and stretching techniques so that the patient's body unblock the energy flow. But explaining is one thing and giving Thai massages is another, much more complicated!


It requires frank knowledge of Thai Traditional Medicine to apply pressure to the various energy points in sessions that can last from half an hour to an hour or more, as the case may be.


As a general rule, this massage starts with the feet, the part of the body that supports the patient's entire weight during the day, and then moves to other areas, ending at the head. First with slower and softer touches and then with more vigorous touches.


In a SPA or Thai massage clinic, this therapy should be performed in a quiet and poorly lit environment so that the patient can rest and relax body and mind, but it is also possible to book a more sensual Thai massage. Even if you start studying Thai massage you can receive it or do it at home to awaken your partner for a more pleasurable sexual relationship.



Benefits of Thai massage

As you have already noticed, Thai massage promotes physical and emotional well-being, increasing your quality of life and promoting health thanks to the release of energy contained in energy points. But if you are not yet decided to book your first Thai massage in Porto, here are the main benefits:

  • Helps to decrease muscle pain and injury;
  • Increases muscle strength, flexibility and mobility;
  • Relieves headaches and headache;
  • Helps to detoxify the body;
  • Reduces problems with indigestion and nausea;
  • Reduces stress and anxiety;
  • Stimulates the nervous system;
  • Improves blood circulation and lymphatic flow;
  • Fights insomnia and improves sleep quality;
  • Increases energy;
  • Improves sports performance;
  • Slows down the aging process;
  • Prevents illness and relieves degenerative diseases;
  • Helps to relax body and mind;
  • Offers a feeling of general well-being.



Contraindications of Thai massage

Thai massage, being more vigorous than other types of therapeutic massages, has contraindications: patients with trauma, open wounds, recent bruises, muscle tears, sprains, bone fractures, burns, tumors, melanoma, circulatory diseases, infectious skin diseases, hemophilia , embolisms, phlebitis, severe osteoporosis, high blood pressure and women in the first trimester of pregnancy.


However, and because each case is different, it is always best to consult your doctor to consider whether the benefits are greater than the harm and / or to ask the opinion of a qualified therapist in a Thai massage clinic, before starting the sessions.


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