What is Traditional Thai Massage? Here are the 6 Benefits for Desk Workers
Maybe we are all adjusted to the new normal in the midst of a pandemic, but what about our body?
Most of us are still dealing with emotional and physical stress daily, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who are working from home or at the office tend to accumulate more stress than average due to the repetitive nature of their jobs, such as sitting, typing, and talking on the phone, and can all contribute to sore, stiff muscles, headaches, and serious health issues in the long term. Today is the day for you to start the ultimate self-care with Buri Spa at Midtown NYC. One of the massages we offer, traditional Thai massage, is a great way to relieve those stress and physical tension and start a healthy wellness life. It is a combination of acupressure and assisted yoga practices to stimulate your body’s healing power and overall wellness. But how is it different from Swedish massage or other Asian spas? Here are the 6 benefits you can get from this ancient massage technique.
Releases Joint Tension
Desk work limits your mobility, and it makes your body tense up. The repetitive typing will also make your body tense and cause a lot of stress without realizing it, which is why you need to incorporate Thai massage regularly to release these tensions. Our experienced practitioners use their thumbs, forearms, palms, elbows, knees, and feet to move along your body during the massage. Each movement is used to open the joints, release muscle tension, soothe tendons, and improve your body’s flexibility over time. Your body will feel relaxed and rejuvenated afterward. Of course, the bodily sensations are part of the result — total rejuvenation and mental well-being. Feel free to communicate with our practitioner before the massage begins and tell them what kind of pain you are experiencing. This will help practitioners to target the area and help with joint tension and pain.
Relieves Back Pain
Many cases of back pain occur in people working desk jobs that require sitting all day long. Sure, sitting seems like an easy job, but it is laborious for your back, especially if you have poor posture. Instead of pressure on the muscles, we compress, stretch, and rock your body to achieve the desired tension release with traditional Thai massage. The practitioners will gently compress and soften the muscles in your back to release the pain. These ancient techniques from Thailand have been used to heal people for almost a thousand years, and it has so many potentials to heal your body and mind. Getting massages regularly heals the pain faster and prevents it as well.
As traditional Thai massage works similarly to yoga poses, it helps with blood and lymph circulation through gentle stretches and poses assisted by practitioners. Desk workers tend to slouch or tilt on one side, which tenses up your body and slows down the circulation. This yoga-like pose increases blood circulation, which fills the body tissues with oxygen. Thai massage also uses energy work to correct blockages, deficiencies, and imbalances, which smoothes the positive energy flow that leads to a healthy wellness life. You will immediately notice the difference, and your body will feel light and refreshed. Certain poses can particularly help with the targeted area, so be sure to communicate with practitioners about your body and let them know if you feel any discomfort during stretches or poses.
Assists in Stress Management
Stress is not necessarily bad as it sometimes acts as a positive motivator to make you perform better and achieve your goals in your personal and professional lives. But if stress accumulates too much, it becomes a burden and can impact you negatively. Office jobs tend to involve more than the average amount of stress, emotionally and physically, because of the jobs’ repetitive nature. That is why Traditional Thai Massage is perfect for you. The gentle stretches and acupressure techniques relax your mind and body to reduce stress. Yoga-like stretches boost the positive energy flows in your body and manage stress in the long-term. The massage helps to center yourself and lowering the reaction to stressors, and lowers the occurrence of heart problems as it aids in balancing out the blood pressure.
Boosts Immune System
Boosting the immune system is one of the benefits of traditional Thai massage. By rejuvenating the nervous system through the massage and releasing toxins from the body with improved circulation, you may increase your immunity to disease. Part of a yoga practice such as meditation is also known for boosting the immune system as you practice for many years. Living in a busy city like New York City can be stressful, and that can cause a lowering of the immune system. Thai Massage allows you to relax and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and send you off with an energized and boosted immune system afterward.
The deeper level of relaxation from Thai massage leads you to a night of deep sleep and can improve sleeping disorder. The yoga-like stretches relax and rejuvenate your body and mind to get a good night’s sleep at the end of the day. To prolong the condition, we highly recommend continuing to stretch your body every day to maintain the energy flow before the next appointment of Thai massage.
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