Tight muscles, chronic tension and stress, and unhealed injuries harm your overall health and well-being. Thai massage uses compression and stretches to release tight muscles and enhance tissue healing, improving both physical and emotional wellness. At Miami Center for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, acupuncturists Wanyun Tsay, LAc, and Kimberly Hickerson, LAc, rely on their team of licensed massage therapists to perform safe, effective Thai massage for maximum relaxation and healing. To schedule a traditional Thai massage, call the office in Miami, Florida, or make an appointment online.
Believed to have originated in Thailand more than 2,500 years ago, Thai massage incorporates elements of traditional Indian, Chinese, and other Southeast Asian approaches to medicine. Typically performed fully clothed on a floor mat, the massage therapist performs compression, pulling, rocking, and stretching to relieve tension and enhance flexibility. Thai massage is sometimes called “lazy person’s yoga” because the therapist moves the passive recipient into stretches that resemble yoga postures and offer similar benefits to an active yoga practice.
The licensed massage therapists at Miami Center for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine have specialized training and certification in Thai massage.
Thai massage offers many benefits, such as deep relaxation, improved circulation, and increased range of motion and flexibility. Thai massage can help to address a variety of health conditions, such as:
Thai massage can also improve workout performance and speed recovery after exercise or sports activities.
Before beginning your Thai massage, your experienced therapist at Miami Center for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine reviews your health history and asks you questions about current symptoms and concerns. They customize your massage to address your concerns and meet your individual treatment goals. Typically, the team recommends a 1.5-hour appointment to achieve optimal benefits from Thai massage.
If you feel hesitant about removing your clothing for a massage, you might consider a Thai massage, since you’ll remain fully clothed during your session. Be prepared, however, for your therapist to make contact with your hands, arms, knees, and feet, as they move you in and out of various stretches and postures. Your therapist checks in with you regularly to ensure you remain safe and comfortable throughout your session.
After your massage, be sure you drink plenty of water to help your body flush out toxins released during the treatment. You can expect to feel relaxed and refreshed; you might feel a little sore, but this typically subsides within 24 hours.
To learn how Thai massage can relieve stress and improve overall wellness, contact Miami Center for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. Call the office today or request an appointment online.