Beauty of Massage Relaxation

The practice of Thai massage has been existed in the culture and the daily life of Thai people for several decades. Growing up in Thailand, you may have been requested by your grandparents to massage their legs for them. Using the hands to squeeze on the arms or legs is the most basic form of massage that everyone can perform on oneself or others for relaxation.
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The practice of Thai massage has been existed in the culture and the daily life of Thai people for several decades. Growing up in Thailand, you may have been requested by your grandparents to massage their legs for them. Using the hands to squeeze on the arms or legs is the most basic form of massage that everyone can perform on oneself or others for relaxation.

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Thai Massage

Basic squeezing is enough to relieve the muscle sore from labor work, as well as to bring comfort to massage recipients. Hand squeeze, is the most simple way to massage, a kind of technique that one could learn from using the hand to feel the massage recipient’s muscles and parts of the body, as well as knowing how to judge the heaviness of the squeeze by observing the pain reaction of the massage recipient. However, the practice of Thai massage is more complex and can be for healing, besides relaxation. The massage studies are about the various massage methods, specific massage points, types of pressure, and positions of the masseuse and massage recipient. The Thai massage techniques of the modern day are a combination of influences from Indian Chinese, Southeast Asian practice of various healing traditions.

The masseuse, the person who gives the massage, should have basic understanding about the massage practice. This Thai massage guide aims to demonstrate the standard techniques for people who are interested in massaging for family members, friends, and significant others. Normally the massage session is a one on one procedure.
The massage recipients should dress in loose, comfortable clothes, and start with lying face up on a firm mattress on the floor. During the massage session, the receiver changes to various positions, like lying face down, sitting, and other yoga-like positions in order to allow the masseuse to massage different parts of the body. The massage techniques include deep static, rhythmic pressing, and stretching of the entire body. The full proper Thai massage session typically lasts at least one hour. A shorter session or a quick self massage on particular parts of the body can also be done upon individual’s preference. In the massage parlor, there is a standard massage procedure, which the practitioner or the masseuse will perform on the client. The client can request to repeat the massage certain areas for better reliefs.

The masseuse, the person who gives the massage, should have basic understanding about the massage practice. This Thai massage guide aims to demonstrate the standard techniques for people who are interested in massaging for family members, friends, and significant others. Normally the massage session is a one on one procedure.

The massage recipients should dress in loose, comfortable clothes, and start with lying face up on a firm mattress on the floor. During the massage session, the receiver changes to various positions, like lying face down, sitting, and other yoga-like positions in order to allow the masseuse to massage different parts of the body. The massage techniques include deep static, rhythmic pressing, and stretching of the entire body. The full proper Thai massage session typically lasts at least one hour. A shorter session or a quick self massage on particular parts of the body can also be done upon individual’s preference. In the massage parlor, there is a standard massage procedure, which the practitioner or the masseuse will perform on the client. The client can request to repeat the massage certain areas for better reliefs.

Reflexology (Foot Massage)

Foot massage is the practice that is originated in China. The basic science of it studies the relation between points on the sole of foot to organs of the body. By putting pressure on particular points on the foot can literally heal that organ. The massage on foot is great for relaxation. Techniques are easy to learn. There are several methods in massaging the feet, fingers squeeze, thumb press, knuckle press, wooden stick press, pulling the toes. Usually the massage oil is used. The balm or aromatic massage oil offers the soothing scent. The herbs get infused for the comfortable feeling. When oil is used, the masseuse can rub massage the foot easier. For massaging the feet, the recipient can sit on a chair with a backrest and rest the leg on the low stool. Sitting on the mattress on the ground is optional.

Foot massage is the practice that is originated in China. The basic science of it studies the relation between points on the sole of foot to organs of the body. By putting pressure on particular points on the foot can literally heal that organ. The massage on foot is great for relaxation. Techniques are easy to learn. There are several methods in massaging the feet, fingers squeeze, thumb press, knuckle press, wooden stick press, pulling the toes. Usually the massage oil is used. The balm or aromatic massage oil offers the soothing scent. The herbs get infused for the comfortable feeling. When oil is used, the masseuse can rub massage the foot easier. For massaging the feet, the recipient can sit on a chair with a backrest and rest the leg on the low stool. Sitting on the mattress on the ground is optional.

iMassage App Thai massage and

Our mobile application is the resource for learning to practice Thai massage and reflexology. With the pose explanation and video demonstration, individuals who are interested can learn to massage at home with a partner. The purpose of this mobile application is to make Thai massage easier for everyone and to promote the activity with your loved ones. Getting a massage offers the comfort and relaxation. We do not intend to teach massage for healing of any sickness. Essentially massaging is a traditional way to relieve muscle tension and induce blood circulation.

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iMassage App includes a variety of massaging techniques, such as basic Thai massage, massage by position, therapeutic massage, acupressure, and reflexology. Besides the types of massage that one has to perform on a partner, there are also techniques to self-massage to relieve minimum aches and sores. Getting a massage from a partner will give a better result. We have filter system that allows users to browse particular types and positions that they want to perform. We have suggested programs for a full massage sessions as well as programs for healing sores in specific areas of the body. Users can also create own programs by grouping favorite massage poses. Follow each massage demonstration video of the selected poses in own program. We have 279 massage poses in our e-learning database. Our iOS mobile application is a complete source for massage study. Learning to massage is made more convenient. This mobile app is the most effective way to learn to massage on your own.

The knowledge and techniques about Thai massage and reflexology in our learning platform have been documented from an experienced masseuse, who has studied Thai massaging from the Thai temple in Bangkok. Watpo is where the study of Thai massage for healing has been preserved for the following generations. The Thai massage techniques have been passed on through the school there. Massaging has become a profession that local Thai residents can get educated and work at massage and spas that are found throughout the city of Bangkok. We can acclaim that this system of massage is originated in Thailand, although partly influenced by the traditional medicine systems of India and China. Yoga, a worldwide popular practice to attain enhancement of mental and physical well being, is also related to the traditional Thai massage. Some of the body stretch and pose in Thai massage is very similar to Yoga.

In Thai language, it practice is called “Nuad Pan Thai” (Thai style massage) or “Nuad Pan Boran” (Ancient style massage).

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Basics Knowledge

Massage is a technique of squeezing or pressing the body to relieve body or muscle sore. There are several types of massage such as head massage, foot massage, and body massage. The techniques of traditional Thai massage are divided into 3 main categories.
  • Muscle
    massage

    massage to relax the tensed muscles

Muscle massage

massage to relax the tensed muscles and for the blood circulation

  • Acupressure

    press massage on specific points

Acupressure

press massage on specific points of the body for healing and relaxing

  • Standard massage

    combine two massage techniques into a variety of sets

Standard massage

combine two massage techniques into a variety of sets, that can be particularly suitable for various professions that use different parts of the body and getting sores in different areas.

Massage Methods

  • Squeeze massage

    Use the thumb and four other fingers

Squeeze massage

Use the thumb and four other fingers to squeeze the muscles

  • Massage

    Squeeze and release quickly. Repeat over and over.

Massage

Squeeze and release quickly. Repeat over and over.

  • Press massage

    Use the thumb or fore finger

Press massage

Use the thumb or fore finger to press down on the muscle.

  • Rub massage

    Use the thumb or other fingers or palms

Rub massage

Use the thumb or other fingers or palms to rub in circle quickly. Shake muscles to loosen the stiff areas.

  • Hammer or chop

    Use the bottom of fist or palm chop

Hammer or chop

Use the bottom of fist or palm chop to repeatedly hit down on the muscles

  • Corner of palm

    Use the corner of palm by the wrist area

Corner of palm

Use the corner of palm by the wrist area to press down and hold on the muscle.

  • Between fingers

    Use the fingers to squeeze the muscles

Between fingers

Use the fingers to squeeze the muscles.

  • Foot press massage

    Use the tip of feet and the heel

Foot press massage

Use the tip of feet and the heel to press down on the muscles.

  • Stretch massage

    Pull and stretch the body parts

Stretch massage

Pull and stretch the body parts like hands, arms, legs, and back

Massage techniques

The position of the masseuse can help save the energy to massage
The balance of pressing or squeezing is the key. How heavy the massage can be depends on the partner. Observe the partner’s reaction and not to overload the pressure until the partner is in pain.
Pressing on the vital points and where will partners will feel the heat or the tingling or stretch tense.
Massage for a specific profession. Athletes or labor workers who get muscle sores can have a customized set of massage for muscle relief. Masseuse should know which muscles are sore and massage focus in those areas.

Precautions in massage

1. Start to massage the hands or the feet first. If the partner is lying face up, start massaging the hand and work up the arm to shoulder and body. Then, move to legs and down to feet. If the partner is lying face down, start from the feet up the leg to waist and back to neck and shoulder, then to the arm and hand.
2. Start to massage gently and slowly increase the pressure to feel the right weight for the partner.
3. Communicate with the partner constantly to know the feeling of the partner to make sure the massage is not too heavy. Observe the partner’s reaction for the partner’s best satisfaction.
4. Masseuse must concentrate on the hand. Feel the body and understand the massage techniques.
5. When start to massage a partner, one should continue throughout the program.

Benefits of massaging

  • Reduce the muscle sore
  • Increase the blood circulation for better comfort and relaxation
  • Improve skin condition since there is a better blood flow on the skin
  • Can be therapeutic and sooth the tendons or muscle injury
  • Heal whiplash, sprain, knee pain, arm sore, and more
  • Massage with herbs and heat can heal paralyzed symptoms

Conditions that must avoid getting a massage

  • Severe headache, blurry vision, not able to walk straight
  • Pain in between the eyebrows, the cheek, or the back of the head
  • Neck pain and tingling along the shoulder and arm
  • Have broken bones
  • Stiff joints and hurt when move bone joints of the body
  • Severe ankle or leg sprain with a swollen
  • Cut wounds, tumors, or cancer
  • Have varicose veins or bruises

Preparation and tools in Massage

  • The massage room should be a well-ventilated room
  • Larger room is always better.
  • Ambience quiet room for the focus mind of the masseuse
  • Massage on the bed or the mattress is harder is better
  • Dress comfortable in loose attire.

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