There are many alternative health modalities available to athletes to help them with their recovery. Physiotherapy, chiropractic, yoga, massage therapy; the list is endless. The broad spectrum of treatment styles within massage therapy can be overwhelming, but therapeutic (deep tissue) and/or sports massage are the most popular choices for athletes. But did you know Thai massage also has great benefits for athletes?
Dating back over 2500 years, this dynamic form of therapy has deep Ayurvedic roots. Through its rich history, it has become lovingly known today as “lazy man’s yoga”. This healing art incorporates assisted yoga postures, acupressure and energy balancing techniques. With assistance, the body is able to move into postures that may be difficult otherwise. Relaxed deep breathing for both recipient and practitioner helps to keep a peaceful state of mind. A full body treatment can be very powerful bringing a greater sense of physical and mental well-being.