Benefits of Thai Massage

Written by Julieta Hernandez , Posted in Articles, Massage, Massage Therapy

Thai Massage at Matrix Massage and Spa

Wouldn’t it be fantastic to receive the benefits of trigger point, neuromuscular therapy, stretching, and energy work all at once? This is exactly what Thai massage can offer. The exciting thing about Thai massage is how unique the practice is. Thai massage is a deep, full-body treatment. Without the use of oils or creams, certified therapists perform the massage using their feet, knees and body weight – all while the client is fully clothed. Your therapist will start at the feet, and progress up to the head. Instead of a massage table, the therapist uses a padded mat on the floor to perform your massage. These unique characteristics of Thai massage definitely offer many benefits to clients. We will look at a few of them below.

Physical Benefits of Thai Massage

One of the best things about Thai massage is that it detoxifies the body, by focusing on stimulating the lymphatic system. Gentle massage of this area encourages the body to rid itself of waste, which can make it healthier.

For those who are already healthy, here are a few things you will enjoy when you choose Thai massage:

  • Helps protect against certain degenerative diseases
  • Improves circulation and blood flow
  • Helps you relax and makes your muscles feel great
  • Increases muscles range of motion
  • Creates the ability for better posture

These benefits are all created by manipulating the muscles, joints, and body during the massage. In the end, these same benefits will also affect a person’s mental state.

Mental Benefits of Thai Massage

Matrix Massage Spa - The Massage Place has the Best Thai Massage Certified TherapistAlong with the physical benefits, it is common for people to choose Thai massage because of the many mental benefits that it has to offer. The relaxing experience can help you have a better attitude, which will help you experience life to the fullest. This relaxation actually affects the mind significantly. People who have had Thai massage in the past, have reported better mental clarity, concentration and a clear mind, than what they had before they began having this type of treatment.

Psychological Benefits of Thai Massage

Finally, there are also psychological benefits to consider when it comes to Thai massage. The first thing that people tend to notice is that it releases stress. For people who are overly stressed or plagued by anxiety, this is a huge benefit.

With less stress, an increase in the amount of energy that you have is certain to follow. When you have this in place, you are then able to improve your health and vitality. While improving your health, you will also begin to notice that your self-confidence, control and internal power have also increased since your first Thai massage.

Thai Massage in Salt Lake City, Utah

With the many benefits of Thai massage, it is no wonder that many people are beginning to look for ways to enjoy it in the Salt Lake City area. If you are in this situation, be sure to contact Matrix Massage Spa to book your Thai massage experience.

You can even give the gift of Thai massage to someone else with a massage gift certificate.

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Julieta Hernandez

Julieta is the owner of Matrix Spa & Massage in Salt Lake City, UT. She and her staff pride themselves on providing the best massages in a truly comfortable and relaxed environment.

Massage Therapy FAQ’s

The law always requires that you be appropriately covered with sheets or towels to keep you comfortable and warm. If you start feeling uncomfortable or exposed, speak up. Your therapist will respect your wishes and work with you to make the massage session a comfortable one.
No, only undress as much as you are comfortable with. Some people prefer undressing completely, while others prefer to keep undergarments on. You'll have privacy in your massage room to undress before the session and redress afterwards.
It depends on your massage therapy goals. Some people get a monthly massage to manage stress or to prevent health problems. Others opt for weekly sessions if they need relief from injuries and chronic tension.
Licensing and certification mean that the massage therapist can legally practice massage in your city or state. To get this license, they must have performed several hours of training at an accredited school, past the extensive licensure exam, and have paid any relevant licensing fees.
Every insurance plan works a little differently, so your best bet is to contact your insurer directly. Some plans do cover alternative therapies including chiropractic and massage. You will likely need a doctor's prescription first. If you don't have health insurance, or if it doesn't cover massage therapy, you can find massage therapy coupons and discounts on our site.
How much depends on how pleased you are with the service and how much the massage costs (the full price, not any discounted fees). One easy trick is to think about how you would tip a waiter after a similarly priced restaurant meal. This is often 15-20% or more if you received exceptional service.
Let your massage therapist know before the session if there are areas on your body that you don't want to be touched. They will have the training and experience to give you a therapeutic massage while working around ticklish or sensitive places like your feet or abdomen.
Yes, absolutely. You should always speak up if something is uncomfortable. Secondly, keep the lines of communication open during deep tissue massage or sports injury massages. Your therapist needs the feedback to work on you properly and without aggravating an injury. On the other hand, if you are looking for relaxation, it's often best not to talk unless necessary. This lets your mind as well as your body release tension. With the right mindful breathing technique, you may even achieve a stress relieving meditative state during the massage.
Most likely, unless your doctor says otherwise. Prenatal massage can reduce and relieve common pregnancy issues like lower and upper back pain, sciatic nerve irritation, swelling, tension headaches, heartburn and constipation, and more. Let your massage therapist know that you're pregnant so they can use the right techniques during the session.

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