A Storied History

Thai massage has its origins in ancient China and India, dating back almost 5,000 years. It has been practiced across the globe in its present form for over three centuries. Taking elements of Ayurveda (a form of holistic medicine), Chinese acupressure, and Hatha yoga, Thai massage is a synthesis that has endured as one of the world’s most popular systems of massage.

The Thai Massage Technique

This form of therapeutic massage integrates yoga-style passive stretching with pressure applied to the body’s muscles and tendons to create an experience unlike any other type of massage. Knees, hands, elbows, and sometimes even feet are employed to achieve the desired effect. Special attention is paid to acupressure points along the body’s energy lines, known as Sen. In order for the massage therapist to gain the correct leverage for some of the positions, Thai massage is traditionally performed with the recipient on a floor mat, rather than a table.

A Multitude of Benefits

Thai massage can be used for a multitude of health benefits that include muscle tension and stress relief, relaxation, reduced blood pressure, release of toxins, better flexibility, mood, energy, posture, and blood circulation. Those who experience Thai massage are left feeling energized and refreshed, in both body and mind.

If you’re looking for a massage experience like no other, schedule your Thai massage with Zenya Yoga & Massage Studio today. Our Newport News studio at Port Warwick is the perfect space for a calming and rejuvenating massage experience. Contact us today!