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Traditional Thai Massage (TTM) is a massage technique known in Thailand as "Ancient Healing Touch".
The traditional Thai massage consists of passive stretching movements derived from yoga, joint mobilization and pressure point massages.
Ten selected energy lines, which, according to Ayurvedic teachings, run through the body as an energetic network, are treated with gentle stretching and rhythmic pressure from the balls of the hands, thumbs, elbows, knees and feet during the massage.
A Lomi Lomi massage is not only for relaxation, but also for physical, mental and spiritual cleansing.
The Huna conception of health and illness is similar to that in traditional Chinese medicine: In a healthy body, energy (mana) flows.
Blockages cause diseases or can manifest themselves as physical tension.
The massage is intended to remove these blockages on a physical and mental level and to restore the harmony of body, mind and soul.
A lot of oil is used, originally from the kukui nut. The therapist does not only work with his hands, but with the entire forearm including the elbows.
The movements are basically flowing and slightly rocking.
The strength of the massage can vary, even within one treatment.
So it can be very gentle and calming, but also demanding, going into the pain to dissolve deep-seated tensions.
The classic massage consists of 4 different techniques that are carried out one after the other:
Gentle, light massage parallel to the course of the muscle fibers. The masseur feels tension or hardening.
When kneading, the muscles are pushed against each other and stretched. It essentially serves to increase blood flow to the muscles and relieve tension.
When rubbing, the masseur makes circular movements with the thumbs and fingertips deep into the muscles. The rubbing serves to undo tactile, hard knots.
tapotement (tapping, clapping)
Lightly hitting, tapping or clapping with a relaxed hand promotes deep blood circulation in the muscles. At the same time, this massage technique stimulates the nervous system.
The hot stone massage is a form of massage using heated stones, mostly made of basalt, which are placed on the body.
The stones are heated in a water bath to a temperature of around 60 °C. The aim is to relax the muscles through heat.