The Secrets of a Thai Massage
Healing practices in southeast Asia explore natural remedies for common and serious maladies from aching muscles to depression, and few treatments compare to the Thai massage, which combines serene landscapes with soothing holistic therapies.2015-12-28
Healing practices in southeast Asia explore natural remedies for common and serious maladies from aching muscles to depression, and few treatments compare to the Thai massage, which combines serene landscapes with soothing holistic therapies. While staying in luxury vacation rentals in Phuket, guests can indulge in the ancient art of Thai healing.
Feel incredible, inside and out
Unlike deep tissue or Swedish massages, Thai practices date back more than 2,500 years and focuse on the body's internal energy more than its physical components. Thai families have made these holistic treatments a daily routine, often exchanging massages within the home. By increasing circulation, flexibility and range of motion, clients find deep relaxation for days and even weeks after Thai treatments.
Often called Thai Yoga Massage because practitioners use their elbows, knees, hands and wrists to help clients stretch in yoga-like poses, the treatment usually starts with a cup of herbal tea and a hot bath to relax your muscles before the rigorous therapy begins. The best Thai massage takes about two hours to complete and includes several stages of stretches and kneading while patients disconnect from the outside world.
These therapies have been proven to boost your immune system and awaken endorphins, which are the body's natural painkillers. Life's stresses are easily remedied with a few regular treatments, and those who stay in luxury rentals in Phuket will have the opportunity to have a traditional massage amidst the gorgeous scenery.
Where to get a Thai massage
The southeast Asian landscape lends to the healing qualities of Thai massages, along with other energy-focused practices such as Tai Chi and yoga. Many treatment centers are nestled in serene locations where monks chant early in the morning, providing a calming atmosphere for clients.
Near the Baan Chirawan villa in Sri Panwa, guests can book an appointment at any number of luxury spas in the area, which offer Thai massages just off the illustrious waters of the Malacca Strait. Along with spa amenities, this villa is located just around the corner from your own private beach, three fine dining restaurants and an exciting nightclub.
Situated on a hill above the ocean, Baan Chirawan makes it easy for guests to wake up at the crack of dawn to see the sun peek over the horizon while receiving a rejuvenating Thai massage.