Benefits Of Thai Massage

 

 

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Silken Laumann, Olympic medalist, receiving Thai Massage from Deanna Villa at Can-Fit-Pro in Toronto.

 

 Often referred to as “passive yoga”, Thai Massage is an ancient healing therapy with profound healing benefits.

Mobility and Flexibility

Our skilled practitioners move in tandem with the client to apply passive or dynamic yoga like stretching while compression techniques of palm, thumb, elbow, knee or feet are applied in a meditative rocking motion.
This movement, compression and pausing while in postures helps with greater mobility and flexibility.

Injury Prevention & Awareness

Thai massage helps you to become aware of areas of stiffness, soreness and tension within your muscles and joints.  This awareness is noticed and felt as we press on muscles, traction limbs and mobilize the joints through movement and postures.  Releasing and managing this stiffness, soreness and tension can help you prevent injury through greater body awareness.

Diaphragmatic Breathing & Relaxation

A good Thai massage can encourage you to slow and deepen breathing that fills your belly.  This breathing balances your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, allowing your body to function better, stronger and faster.
Deep breathing reduces adrenaline and cortisol, the stress hormones and  helps lower blood pressure. Improves mental focus and clarity by increasing blood flow to the pre-frontal cortex of your brain which also improves sleep.

 

Enhance Recovery & Performance

This style of movement massage is perfect for enhancing recovery and maximizing performance before during or after your events.  Ancient techniques which promote muscle relaxation, stimulate blood flow, joint mobility, greater range of motion and deep diaphragmatic breathing transform low or stagnant energy into high performance free flowing abundant energy, helping the body to heel itself.