The Benefits of Combining Massage and Yoga

We offer a variety of therapeutic services and massages, including Traditional Thai massage, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, Lomi Lomi massage, prenatal massage, energy healing and hot stone massage. Each of these treatments has its own unique benefits, but what if you combined them with yoga? Recent research has revealed that combining massage and yoga can offer a range of mental and physical health benefits. Traditional Thai massage is a gentle body therapy that combines assisted stretching, gentle traction, acupressure and patting (massages) all over the body. It is sometimes referred to as Thai yoga massage, as it involves the client lying on the floor and participating more actively in the massage.

The massage therapist will apply pressure to several points, relaxing muscles and relieving joint pain. A randomized trial examined the effects of Thai and Swedish massages on people experiencing fatigue. The results revealed that Thai massage increased energy and mental stimulation, while Swedish massage was more likely to improve relaxation and sleep. When you massage the soles of your feet, you begin to loosen the connective tissue that runs along the back of your body, including your calves and hamstrings.

This can help to improve your range of motion and reduce stress levels. A massage also warms up your muscles and “stretches them beforehand”, so to speak, so you'll likely be able to stretch more and hold your poses longer during a yoga session. Thanks to its powers to relieve tension and induce concentration, massage can also facilitate presence and concentration during the yoga session, improving the meditative effects of yoga. Many people believe that the health benefits of combining massage and yoga include reducing stress, increasing energy and improving sports performance.

If you're looking for a way to improve your overall wellness routine, consider combining massage with yoga. Relaxation combined with the energizing and invigorating effects of Thai massage can help people feel mentally and physically restored.

Dora Peckens
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