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Benefits of Swedish and Thai massage

Posted Nov 13 2009 10:01pm


When looking to wipe away tiredness, a massage is the first thing that comes to mind. As you walk into a spa, you are often asked the type of massage you would prefer - Swedish or Thai. These two massages are the most popular forms of relaxation massage that all spas offer.

Benefits of Swedish massage

Relaxes your muscles

Improve circulation

Increase range of physical movement

Relief from pain and stress

Helps reduce discomfort if suffering from stiff joints, muscle tension, sprains.

Helps making ligament and tendons supple and flexible

Enhances skin glow

When to avoid

If you’re suffering from fever, acute phlebitis, jaundice, diarrhea, varicose veins, vomiting, bleeding, or thrombosis.

In cases of heart problem or high BP it is recommended to avoid massage to the abdomen.

Anyone with bruises of fractures should not massage the areas of injury.

Pregnant women should consult their doctor before undergoing this massage therapy.




Benefits of Thai massage

Helps detoxification

Boosts immune system

Increase flexibility

Improves breathing

Improves posture

Helps back pain and arthritis

Helps toning the body

Slows aging

Prevents illness

Raises energy level and stamina

When to avoid

If you have skin disease, rash, or open wounds

Immediately after surgery

Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor.

Prone to blood clots.

If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage.

Pregnant woman should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage.

Massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wound, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.

Information Credit & Thanks - Beauty & Asian Spa


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