Table Thai massage is a unique combination of traditional Thai massage techniques, deep tissue massage, and Swedish massage. This dynamic experience helps to improve flexibility and stimulate the organs by manipulating the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Unlike traditional massage, Table Thai is done on a massage table instead of a mat on the floor. It involves a variety of stretching movements that are applied slowly in patterns of gentle rocking and rhythmic muscle compressions, joint mobilization, and acupressure points.
Table Thai is beneficial for both the massage therapist and the client. For the therapist, it helps to preserve their health by reducing the risk of injury or exhaustion that can occur with traditional Thai massage. It also eliminates the need for large floor mats that are typically used for Thai bodywork. For the client, Table Thai can help to reduce stress and improve flexibility.
In addition, it allows therapists to evaluate muscle imbalances and limitations in range of motion. Table Thai has been practiced for over 2,500 years as a form of medical massage to treat various diseases. It is designed so that clients only move according to their ability and facilitates smooth movement. The central rocking motion is both sedative and relaxing while the stretching and range of motion work is energizing.
Studies have shown that when combined with rest, Table Thai can reduce stress levels. Table Thai is ideal for spas and therapists who don't have space or want to invest in large floor mats. It also allows older people or those with mobility problems to receive a traditional Thai massage without any difficulty. In Thailand, certification courses are available for 60 hours and teacher training for an additional 60-70 hours.
Table Thai massage offers numerous benefits for both the therapist and the client. It helps to preserve the health of the therapist while providing a dynamic experience that stimulates organs and improves flexibility for the client. In addition, it allows those with mobility problems or older people to receive a traditional Thai massage without any difficulty.