Before a massage
This is a unique moment of your day. If possible, freshen yourself up before the visit in our salon to feel comfortable. Thai massage is conducted in a special clothing, on the floor, on the mat or light mattress. A person receiving a massage takes many different positions originating from five basic postures: lying on the back, lying face down, lying on the side, reversed position and sitting position. It is important to maintain a meditation state, so Thai massage is usually performed in silence, which enables concentration and reflection. In the beginning of the procedure the therapist will assess which parts of the body need healing and adjust proper massage techniques accordingly. Thai massage especially focuses on pressing certain points on the whole body – starting from feet, and then other body parts in the direction up to the head. A massage therapist uses various techniques, such as rhythmic slow pressing movements with the body and elements of stretching, passive yoga and work with energy channels. The ultimate goal is to remove tension and unblock flow of energy. This massage guarantees deep relaxation which brings many positive changes in the body leading to restoration of balance and harmony. One of the key elements of Thai massage includes blocking and unblocking blood flow which is known as “trigger point therapy”. Thai massage ends with a small massage of the head (similar to Indian head massage), after which the therapist covers with his fingers the ears of the recipient to bring back his thoughts to reality.
Indications and limitations
In some cases the massage technique should be adapted or its intensity should be limited. Also some body parts may just be omitted. In certain conditions, it is necessary to resign from massage.
Such conditions include:
- increased temperature, over 38ºC
- significant weakening of the body
- acute inflammation (e.g. of veins, joints, tendons, bowels, kidneys, meninges)
- infectious, virus and skin diseases
- cardiovascular diseases (e.g. diastolic pressure over 110, the first 2 weeks after a heart attack, advanced atherosclerosis, aneurysms, fresh hematomas)
- the first days of a post-traumatic condition (e.g. sprain, contusion, muscle and ligament sprains), fractures, fresh adhesions
- nervous system diseases (e.g. epilepsy, stroke, brain haemorrhage, sciatica etc.)
- bone diseases – advanced osteoporosis
- menstruation, last trimester of pregnancy
- being under the influence of alcohol
Tajlandia jest dumna ze swojej nazwy „Kraina Uśmiechu”. Po zabiegu ogarnie Państwa uczucie zadowolenia i uspokojenia. Nietypowa kombinacja spokoju i rozsadzającej energii, poczucie lekkości. Proszę pozwolić sobie na stopniowy i łagodny powrót do prawdziwego świata, i tak jak po wszystkich zabiegach, polecane jest uzupełnienie płynów w organizmie poprzez wypicie dużej ilości wody.
Massage ritual for the masseuse
Thai masseuses pay great attention to a massage ritual. They start every working day with a prayer devoted to the Thai Father of Medicine Jivaka Komarabhacca, known as Shivago Komarpai, who was a personal physician of ancient Shakyamuni Buddha. The statue of the Father of Massage can be found in every Thai massage salon. One of the prayers says: „Glory be to Shivago. Please, always stand by my side. I pray that your goodness and medical knowledge never leave you. I am open to all the goodness and abundance of the Universe which I receive because I deserve it. I pray to you. I pray to Buddha, asking that any illnesses be released from those suffering.”