Thai massage is an age-old practice with a thousand year tradition in Thailand, originally developed in Thai temples and enjoyed by Thai royalty. Thai massage has its roots in Buddhism, Thailand's national religion, and was influenced by the ancient Indian Ayurveda integrated with Chinese practices.
Thai massage is based on pressure points along ten key energy lines of the body, which power all physical, mental and emotional processes. If there is an energy imbalance, the body's harmony is disrupted, causing pain and disease. Massaging along these key energy lines can break energy blockage, stimulate the circulation and restore general well-being. In this form of massage, the recipient is fully-clothed, in a loose-fitting top and pants. Massage oil is not used. The massage is done on a mat and the massage therapist employs a variety of yoga stretches to improve range of motion and deep-pressure massage to stimulate circulation. Thai massage is intended to improve the energy flow throughout the body and allow you to become more connected to your body.
Siam was the former name of Thailand, Sabai means relaxation. We believe that when your body feels 'Sabai', your mind is clear and your body is in good health. Whether it is after long day at work or a night of dancing, your body needs to reboot, to be revitalized and refreshed. At Siam Sabai, we can help you jump start your day.
Thai massage is a popular form of massage and increasingly popular in the world because Thai massage is suitable for clients of all ages and abilities, and can complement any level of exercise or activity. Although this art form was not developed with modern medical influence, scientific research on Thai Massage has begun to demonstrate that this form of massage has measurable physiological benefits. Clinical trials have shown that Thai Massage can prevent bone degeneration, decrease stress, treat back pain, and contribute to psychological well-being.
In Thailand today, Thai Massage is used as a form of physical therapy to aid in the increase of range of motion and muscular strength. Areas of on going research include Thai Massage’s ability to improve circulation, flexibility, and muscle tone. This blend of acupressure and stretching is also said by its advocates to be especially beneficial for those who find themselves stiff, sore, and tired from overexertion in work or sports or from arthritis or other disorders affecting mobility.
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