Thai massage has a wide range of benefits. Here are some benefits for how it will impact your muscle. Some joint pain is caused by tight (shortened) muscles which pull on the joint, causing pressure and sometimes misalignment of the joint. The combination of gentle massage and stretches in Thai massage relaxes and lengthens tight muscles. This takes pressure off the joints and allows them to fall back into proper alignment, relieving the pain. Additionally, the muscular flexibility gained in a Thai massage allows for greater range of motion in the joints.
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You donu2019t have to go to Thailand to have a traditional Thai massage
There are plenty of therapists that specialize in Thai massage here in Hanoi. Many of them are working for traditional spa in the Old Quarter. SF Spa, Mido Spa, La sieta Spa, Essence Spa, Bamboo Spa are good places to start looking. Also check with Omamori Spa, a spa in Hanoi which is famous with blind therapists. Their skillful hands can touch your deepest energy point without seeing.
Difference between Thai massage and other kind of massage
The main difference you will notice when you receive the work is the stretching. While Thai massage is not the only massage modality that includes stretches, it is most likely the one with the most extensive amount. The work is done on a mat on the floor instead of a massage table, which allows the therapist better leverage for application of the stretches. Due to the slow, meditative nature of the work, a typical Thai massage session lasts 1.5 hours.