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About Thai Massage

Thai massage is an effective means for the treatment of various muscle disorders, as well as of long-term or chronic illnesses. During the massage, various energy points on your body are stimulated, stretched, and pressed to optimize the flow of energy in your body. The aim is to harmonize the body and mind, and to bring overall physical and mental relief.

History of Thai Massage

Originally, traditional massage was only performed in Buddhist temples by monks educated in this ancient form of therapy. According to one of the legends, Thai massage dates as far as the 5th century B.C. The legend says that the foundations of traditional Thai medicine and Thai massage were laid by Buddha's personal physician who used his knowledge of the ancient Indian curative techniques of Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine. First official mentions of Thai massage date back to 1830 and the masseuse profession was recognized as a part of traditional Thai medicine only in 1920.

The form of Thai massage as we know it today was probably conceived in the 19th century and it combines a variety of massage techniques from different parts of Thailand. The influence of the individual regions of the kingdom on Thai massage methods and techniques may be even perceived today.

Thai massage became widely known outside Asia in the 1980s and its popularity is continuously growing. One of the main reasons may be found in the positive effects of Thai massage on the body and soul...

Effects of Thai Massage

The main purpose of Thai massage is to harmonize the mind and the body. When harmony is restored, the process of "self-healing" may begin. The fundamental principle of Thai massage is to positively affect the energy lines (meridians) and the energy centres (chakras) in the body by stimulating, stretching and pressing specific points (energy points). This boosts the flow of energy and aids in removing energy blocks.

Thai Massage:

  • It has excellent relaxing and regenerating effects
  • It has physiotherapeutic effects
  • It relaxes muscles, ligaments, and joints
  • It improves overall flexibility of your body
  • It prevents back and muscle pain
  • It improves blood circulation
  • It improves lymph circulation
  • It removes energy blocks
  • It reinforces the immune system
  • It beneficially affects the nervous system
  • It prevents stress and depression
  • It aids in removing fatigue
  • It improves the quality of sleep
  • It removes headaches
  • It accelerates the metabolism
  • It aids in detoxicating the body

Thai Massage Progress

Thai massages at Sansei are performed only by certified and experienced therapists. Thus, you may be certain that you will receive the best possible care. If you have any health problems, inform our reception personnel before taking a massage.

  • For most Thai massage types, clients are dressed in special cotton clothes that are provided by our staff before the massage. The only exception is the Thai Oil Massage, during which the clients wear single-use underwear that is again provided to them by our staff. Be sure to come early for your massage so that you have enough time to change.
  • The massage is performed on a special massage bed made for this purpose.
  • During the massage, the therapist will use her thumbs, palms, feet, and knees to relax specific points on your body. The therapist will first apply light pressure and then gradually proceed to stretching techniques.
  • Some massage techniques may feel somewhat unpleasant. However, pain is an indication of an energy block, which the therapist will attempt to remove. Do not hesitate to inform your therapist of escalating or persisting pain.
  • After the massage, you will feel ultimate relief.

Recommendations before getting a massage:

  • Do not eat at least 2 hours before the massage.
  • It is recommended to take a shower and/or remove your makeup before the massage.

Recommendations after getting a massage:

  • Do not take a shower for at least 2 hours.
  • Increase your liquid intake.
  • Try to rest and relax.
  • Eat only light meals.

Contraindications:

  • Post-injury conditions
  • First trimester of pregnancy
  • Lying-in period
  • Varicose veins
  • High blood pressure
 
 
SANSEI Royal Thai Massage

SANSEI Royal Thai Massage
Lázeňská 1, Karlovy Vary
+420 353 229 458
+420 775 052 595
sansei@sansei.cz
www.sansei.cz
IČ: 29122040, DIČ: CZ29122040