What You Should Do Before and After a Thai massage

Massage is therapeutic. It relaxes, heals and relieves you of any physical or mental strain. There are many massages and treatments. At Virtue, the best massage spa at Surfer’s Paradise, our massage therapists ensure that you get the best value for your money.

Thai massage originated in India and has been around for over 2,500 years. Initially regarded as a healing art, traditional Thai massage includes Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine influences.

Sometimes referred to as assisted yoga, Thai massage focuses on improving energy flow throughout your body. Unlike typical Western-type massages, it doesn’t involve lying on a massage bed while a massage therapist applies oil to your body and kneads your muscles and pressure points. Instead, you lie fully clothed on a mat on the ground while a practitioner uses stretching, pulling, and rocking techniques to relieve tension, promote relaxation, and improve flexibility and circulation.

Particularly, Thai Massage has been the most demanded massage among our customers.

Thai massage is based on the idea that energy moves through your body along predictable lines or pathways known as sens. In a traditional Thai massage, practitioners use their hands, thumbs, elbows, forearms, and sometimes even their feet to reduce muscle tension.

To increase the flow of energy along with the sens, the practitioner will move your body into yoga-like positions in addition to pulling and rocking your body in various ways.

The combination of stretching, movement, and pressure distinguishes Thai massage from other types of massage.

Thai massage may be a good option for you if you want a more active massage, where you move and participate instead of lying down throughout your massage.

Massage can be very relaxing and good for your well-being. However, there are certain things that needs to be taken care of before and after to get the best out of the Thai Massage. Here is everything that you need to know about what you need to before getting a Thai Massage.

1. Stay Hydrated

Drinking lots of water and fluids except coffee before your Thai Massage. This makes the muscles pliable.

2. Warm shower

A relaxing shower before your Thai massage appointment can be very helpful. This will loosen up your muscles and lighten you up. Also, when you enter the spa being clean and fresh will be very beneficial for the masseuse as well.

3. Wear comfortable clothes

Wearing tight clothes is not advised especially for Thai Massage. The more comfortable you are with your attire, the easier it would be for the Thai massage therapist to provide a relaxing massage to you.

4. Avoid heavy meal

Eating a heavy meal before your massage appointment will only make it worse. Instead, try eating as much fruits as you can if you didn’t have time to eat.

5. Arrive early and communicate with your therapist

This is a very good practice. When you arrive early for your appointment, you can have the time to get used to the ambiance of the spa. More importantly, you will have time to talk your therapist and communicate what you expect from the massage so that they can know exactly what needs to be done. The therapists at our spa at Surfers Paradise are always ready to listen to you so that you can have the best time after a stressful time.

For the massage to have a lasting impact, certain things should be taken care of such as

1. Avoid alcohol

Some people like to relish a glass of wine after a rejuvenating massage for a good time. This is not a good idea for the massage to be impactful as alcohol and its toxins dull your senses. Even if you had a rough week, try to stay away from alcohol.

2. Don’t Shower Immediately

Many believe that taking a hot shower immediately after their session makes them feel relaxed. This may be doing more harm than good. Wait for at least an hour, before taking a shower. (This is highly advised for massages other than Thai massage for the essential oils to absorb to your skin)

3. Don’t get involved in exhausting activities

This is a common myth among the people that exercising is great after relaxing your muscles. Wrong. You should continue to keep your body and muscles in a relaxed state to avoid injuring the muscles. Indulge in some light activity such as reading or watching a movie- anything that keeps you relaxed physically and mentally.

4. Don’t stay too still

While it’s very important keep your body relaxed after a massage session. However, sitting still for prolonged hours is not good either. Do some light stretches and walk occasionally. This would help you relieve the pain after the massage as well.

5. Don’t overeat

Eating a huge amount of food before or after a massage is not a wise idea. Indulging yourselves in heavy carbs and sugar will have an adverse impact on your health. Eat some light and healthy snacks, fruits and juices after an hour so when your massage session is over.

These are tried and tested tips to remember before and after your Thai massage. If you are looking for good massage in Surfers Paradise, Virtue Massage is your ideal spot. Our spa is located in the heart of the happening spot in Surfers Paradise. We specialize in providing variety of massage and treatments. You can also opt for couple massages in Gold Coast. Book your next

massage with us at affordable rates. We look forward to serve you with the best Asian massages, facial treatments, body and facial massages in Surfers Paradise.

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