Who doesn't love receiving a #massage? Especially when we feel tired or vulnerable, loving touch can be a welcome gift. But you might be single, your friend or partner is busy and the masseuse is fully booked...
Neck, shoulders & back
Good news is: you can give it to yourself!
I’ve recorded a Thai self massage video for you,
containing a short meditation & yummy sequence for the neck, shoulders & back.
So put on some relaxing music, get comfy and enjoy your own loving touch! I'll guide you through a sequence from my cozy Utrecht apartment.
Thai self massage was developed thousands of years ago by the monks in Thailand. It was actually developed before partner massage. The monks used self massage to open up the energy channels in their body. According to Thai Massage philosophy, if energy flows freely throughout your body, you will stay in good health.
Thai massage techniques came to Thailand thousands of years ago, together with Buddhism, from India. Therefore you see the influence of yoga in traditional Thai Massage. We massage AND stretch the body. Stretching also stimulates energy flow.
photo credit: Nathan White
Thai Massage relaxes the muscles and relieves tension, but the focus is on the energy body. Like in acupuncture and yoga, you work on the energy lines and acupressure points. This helps to prevent illness, relieves symptoms and can even heal disease.
Scientists agree on this, even though they don’t understand how it works. No wonder the Thai prefer going to the masseuse in stead of the doctor.
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Source: Sunshine Network
Photo credit: Madison Lavern