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
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
Boosts immune system
Helps back pain and arthritis
Helps toning the body
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.