Thai Massage in New York, Brooklyn & Queens
More than just your average massage – Thai massage is a deeper experience that takes you beyond just mere “relaxation”. It allows you to reconnect with your mind, body and spirit.
Thai massage is a highly-skillful, comprehensive approach of hand on treatment for most musculoskeletal conditions: lower back pain, neck pain, frozen shoulder, sacroiliac joint pathologies, knee pain, post-surgical recovery, carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathies due to muscle-nerve impingement, tendonitis, and many more. Thai massage focuses, not only on the affected painful area in your body, it also restores the synergistic coordination between muscle groups related to the affected area. It also focuses in the surrounding structures including joints, tendons and ligaments.
By using deep but gentle harmonious pressure at a slow and comfortable pace, you experience a profound thorough massage that is both relaxing and invigorating.
BodyWork Applied Techniques
Balance applied pressure
The practitioner repetitively applies, through his hands and forearms, controlled body weight for an effective treatment. The pressure is deep-penetrating yet relaxing. It helps to reduce muscle tension, improves blood circulation, and allows the muscle to soften up in order to restore proper muscle length and function.
Once the muscles have been relaxed through balance applied pressure, I assist the patient in light or deep stretches to lengthen muscles while also alleviating their strain and tension. Through stretching, the joint is now able to move freely and regain optimal Range of Motion.
When a muscle is contracted, it weakens the opposite “antagonist” muscle. That’s why strengthening the weak muscle is vital in order to enhance relaxation and re-stabilize the affected joint.
Passive manual joint manipulation
When you’re experiencing mental stress, it’s likely that you are unknowingly contracting your muscles. This manipulation involves guiding the patient in increasing their awareness of their own unnecessary muscle contraction so they are better able to “let go” during the treatment. The benefits of passive manual joint manipulation include allowing the practitioner to test the joint’s function, integrity and identify where the muscle is experiencing obstruction of movement due to the remaining imbalances of weak and tight muscles.
Once the techniques of Thai massage have deeply and effectively worked, patients report feeling, “lighter, looser and more connected within their body.”
Here are a few other benefits of Thai Massage:
- Improves circulation
- Releases mental and emotional stress
- Boosts immunity
- Better muscle movement
- Alleviates stiffness
- Reduces muscle dysfunction (of tremendous benefit for athletes)
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