Thai massage is an ancient healing system. It combines traditional Indian Ayurvedic principles, acupressure, and assisted yoga stretches and postures. Unlike many other forms of massage that use lotions and oils and muscles are rubbed by practitioners, Thai massage involves pulling, stretching, rocking, and compressing the body. The participant remains clothed during the massage, which typically takes place on a mat or very firm mattress. The health benefits of Thai massage have been practiced and enjoyed for more than 2,000 years.
Many people who suffer from tension headaches or migraines find relief with Thai massage. One study reported massage could relax the sympathetic nervous system. If you suffer from these types of headaches chronically, talk to your healthcare provider about incorporating Thai massage into your treatment plan.
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