Thai massage is also known as ‘Lazy Yoga’. The name became apparent because the massage consists of pressure points and stretches that aim to relieve blockages along the 10 energy channels within the body. Obstruction of energy flow can lead to weakness of muscles, fatigue, and many other musculoskeletal disorders. Yoga also works with increasing the energy flow and removing blockages. Slow stretching and breathing work in coordination to relax the body and mind, helping you feel revitalised, relaxed, and rejuvenated.
Importance of stretching
Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong and healthy which helps to maintain a healthy range of motion within the joints. Otherwise, muscles become shortened and tight. If you then exert yourself with tight muscles you are at a higher risk or joint pain, injury, and muscle damage. Ideally, we should all be stretching every day – especially if we have an inactive lifestyle. Now with less times on our hands this can seem challenging. Thai massage is a great way to unwind, but also a way to tick off the list one of those yoga classes you’ve been wanting to attend.
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Treatments I offer and why I would offer them to you by Elizabeth, Massage Therapist at YOU Massage Therapy
After many years being involved in sports and fitness, I decided I wanted to learn something in relation to benefiting the industry. I went to college and completed an A-level in Sport and then continued to further my studies in an introduction to Osteopathy course. I then landing a position on a Sports Massage course which I took to naturally and realised it was exactly what I wanted to do. I decided not to stop there and have since gained lots of other massage qualifications; I am qualified in Sports, Deep Tissue, Herbal Thai Massage, Hot Stones, Pregnancy, Swedish, Indian Head and Lymph Drainage Massages.
As an introduction to my approach to these effective styles of Massage Therapy, I’d like to give you a break down on these treatments, who would benefit from them and why I would recommend them. Continue reading →
When ordering coffee there is a lot of choice – do you want a quick and effective espresso, a luxurious cappuccino, or a gentle latte (maybe with a flavor shot of something sweet or nutty)? There are a lot of options, and making sure that you get what you actually want is going to make or break the experience. Like coffee, massage now comes in many styles – all different, all designed to suit different needs; and just as important to get right when it comes to choosing which one to have.
If you are looking for that something special or a little different from your usual aromatherapy massage than Thai Hot compresses is for you. These compresses contains various herbs that blend together nicely that when heated and used directly onto the skin can relieve sprains, strains and stiffness whilst stimulating the blood flow that allows nutrients to get to vital organs. The treatment will also lower blood pressure creating a very relaxing sensation, brilliant for those who suffer with high blood pressure or stress.
In Thailand it is important to begin each treatment with “Wi Kru”, a prayer to thank the teacher and warm the heart.
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When performing a hot stones massage inThailand, like in Indian Head Massage and Thai Massage, the therapist also works with the chakras to enhance the treatments. The concept of the chakras originates from India and the theory behind the chakras is that the energy of life in the human body flows up and down two lines. The cross point of these two lines are called the chakras. It is believed that there are seven main chakras in the body that all control the function of various organs, keeping them balanced (see picture). They are as follows: one at the middle of the crown of the head, a second at the forehead associated with the third eye, third at the neck linked to the throat, forth in the middle of the chest linked to the heart, fifth just above the navel associated with the solar plexus, sixth in the sacral chakra and seventh the base chakra (coccyx). Continue reading →
Reflexology is a Deeply Relaxing and Body Balancing Foot Massage.
It’s Widely used for the prevention of illness, to encourage healing and to cure symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.
At YOU Massage Therapy, we utilise these ancient techniques to treat symptoms of IBS, PMS, Endometriosis, Migraines, Sciatic Pain, Sinusitis, Chronic Coughs and low immunity….
YOU Massage Therapists: Amy, Naomi, Nikki and Lynn are qualified and experienced Reflexology practitioners; our other Therapists Pete, Melissa, Elise and Caz have been trained in Reflex Massage, to enhance their foot treatments with zone therapy. In this blog Lynn talks a little about the history of this great therapy, and her experiences in learning Thai Foot Reflexology. Lynn spent time in Thailand learning their ways of applying Massage and other Holistic Techniques…
As you may have read from our Monday blog post; YOU Massage Therapy is lucky to have two therapist trained in Thai Massage Southampton, one Northern style and one Southern style. My name’s Lynn, I practice Northern style Thai Massage. A popular saying in Thailand is “same same but different” meaning there are similarities but slight differences that make the two buy cialis mexico styles each unique in their own ways.
Back in 2010 I travelled the East to learn ancient therapies including the art of Thai massage northern style, traditionally know as “Nura bo-rarn”.
We now have two lovely gentle (but strong) Thai Massage Therapists offering Thai Massage at our Southampton Massage Studio. Both Melissa and Lynn were trained in Thailand and have been passionate about this wonderful eastern massage technique for years since! It’s true that there are several places offering Thai Massage Southampton, yet we offer the diverse experience of both Southern and Northern style Thai Massage, I believe we are the only specialists offering both types of Thai Massage Hampshire!
The Thai people do not recognise a huge difference between the two, yet there are subtle variations between the two styles because of their origins and their story. This article will compare Northern and Southern Thai Massage styles, so you can be fully aware of the treatment you will indulge in when you book your Thai Massage Southampton.
Guest Author: Thai, Holistic and Hot Stones Therapist Melissa:
Hi my name is Melissa and I have been a therapist for 12 years. I started my career as a beauty therapist providing a range of beauty treatments including massage, facials, waxing and nail treatments, but have always been most interested in massage and pampering treatments. Continue reading →