Thai Massage vs. Remedial Massage - What's the difference?
There are many different types of massages and they are differentiated by techniques as well as benefits. How do you know which one is right for you?
Let’s start with the Thai Oil massage which uses gentle to firm pressure and stretching techniques to relax the entire body, helping you to de-stress and loosen up. This massage is generally great for those that have had a hard week and need some pampering.
The health benefits of the Thai oil massage include
- lowering stress levels,
- boost energy and stimulate circulation.
The Thai Oil massage is recommended for those that need to recover both mentally and physically. The Thai oil massage is a fusion between Swedish and Thai, giving you the best of both worlds where east meets west in relation to techniques.
For those with lingering chronic muscle tension and tightness, a remedial massage would be more beneficial. Your therapist upon consultation will provide a specialised plan for your treatment over a period of time to help get your body back in optimum shape.
The remedial massage is aimed to treat muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body. Depending on your individual pain/ injury rehabilitation time can vary. Montra Spa also offers health fund rebates for remedial massage. be sure to let us know when you visit.
The difference between a remedial and traditional Thai massage is that the remedial offers a more specialised massage technique for ongoing chronic pain and injury. Whereas a Thai oil massage can be considered as a lazy man's yoga which will have you stretched and feeling revitalised.