Thai Massage in Honolulu HI is a relatively slow form of therapy that is less vigorous than what people have come to expect with sports and deep-tissue massages. It can induce a meditative state in addition to the profound relaxation people normally experience when they receive massage therapy. Reflexology and Thai yoga massages clear blockages in energy, which restores harmony within the body and brings the physical systems back into balance. These massage modalities are intended to decrease pain and improve functioning in the body.
Thai Massage in Honolulu HI that is considered a yoga massage includes various poses from those disciplines. The massage therapist positions the client’s limbs and torso into the poses, similar to the way a physical therapist moves and positions a patient’s body to speed healing and improve. The individual only needs to relax and allow the therapist to do the work.
Intentional stretching done this way enhances flexibility, range of motion and mobility. It can be especially helpful for people experiencing stiffness in the joints and limbs. Thai yoga massage works directly on the body areas being positioned and gently rubbed.
Thai Massage for Stroke Patients
Research has found that this form of massage is particularly helpful for patients recovering from certain medical conditions. The U.S. National Institutes of Health published a study in 2012, for example, that found Thai massage beneficial for stroke patients. They experienced improved sleep and mood as well as reduced pain.
Reflexology, a specialized form of foot massage, is also offered at a clinic such as such as Thai-Issan Therapeutic Massage. The origination of this therapy is unclear, but it seems to have been developed in Asia or Egypt. Reflexology is widely offered at massage therapy centers and spas in Thailand and also in U.S. centers providing Thai massage.
Reflexology points on the foot correspond to other parts of the body that respond positively to pressure at those points. It is somewhat similar to acupuncture and acupressure in this regard, both of which also originated as part of traditional Asian medicine. However, there are no needles, and the points are all on the feet. You can also visit them on YouTube Channel.