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Khum Phaya Resort Spa 137 Moo 5 Tumbol Nong Pa Krang, Chiangmai 53000

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Chiang Mai 50100

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Imperial Mae Ping Hotel 153 Sridonchai Road,
Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai 50100
 
Massage in Chiang Mai
 
  More and more tourists are coming to Thailand to get traditional Thai massage.  Performed through your clothes, it leaves you in a state of sublime relaxation.

What happens in a massage session?
You lie on a mat on the floor, fully clothed except for shoes and socks. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, feet, knies and even shins to press and stretch your body. Thais believe that good health and freedom from pain result from the unhindered flow of energies through the body's tissues.

The main "channels" for distributing these energies are called "sen". There is no general agreement as to the exact number of sen but those who know something of Chinese medicine quickly recognize
that the Thai practitioner is effectively working along the Chinese "Qi Meridians".

Pressing is the mechanical process used to stimulate energy flow in the sen and to release blockages or stagnation. This part of the massage is very thorough. Each sen channel is pressed repeatedly from every direction, with the relative positions of the limbs and trunk being constantly changed.

When the practitioner is satisfied that all soft tissues have been adequately pressed, stretching begins. This will be subtle at first but it gradually progresses to the elegant, large-scale stretches for witch Thai massage is renowned.

What does massage do?
Thais have long recognized that most muscles-skeletal pain and lack of mobility of the joints is theThai Massage School Chiang Mai result of muscles shortening under the influence repetitive strain. The pressing techniques of Thai massage prepare muscles for stretching by increasing their permeability to the flow of sen energies. The manipulations are designed to stretch the muscles a little more than would be possible unaided. Even advanced yoga cannot compete with the stretching capabilities of Thai massage when applied y expert.

Tension and spasm in a muscle are the result of a vicious circle of events involving the muscle and its sense organs, those muscles that are antagonistic to it and the brain. The more tensed the muscle, the shorter it gets and the brain interprets this as contraction, thus inhibiting the function of the antagonistic muscle, which weaken as a result.

Regular Thai massage stretches the muscles back to their normal resting length, which deceives the brain into "thinking" that all is well and it stops inhibiting the antagonist. Before long, tension disappears and joint mobility is restored. Muscles are the masseur's ultimate target but fibrotic connective tissue and weak circulation are also treated during massage.

How does it work?
Massage is different from other forms of bodywork; smoothness, rhythm and flow are the three words that come to mind. Nothing is hurried; there are no sudden changes of rhythm or speed. Every technique melts into the next with total economy of motion; it looks like a beautifully choreographed performance. First-time recipients of the massage react differently. Some find the pressing techniques - particularly those done with the thumb - a little uncomfortable; others are shocked at the degree of stretching their stiff body can achieve. Almost all feel relaxed, refreshed and much more flexible afterwards, and those who have regular Thai massage come to enjoy the deep-pressure techniques and spectacular manipulations.
 
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Airport Resident
Amora Tapae Hotel
Angkhang Nature Resort
Aomdoi Resort
Arun Tara Hotel
Assaradevi Villa and Spa
At Niman
At Pingnakorn Hotel
Away Suwansawan Maerim
Ayatana Hamlet and Spa
B2 Premier Chiangmai Resort & Spa
Baan Canna Country Resortl
Baan Deva Montra Boutique Resort
Baan Gong Kham
Baan Saen Doi Resort & Spa
Baan Sing Kham
Ban Sabai Village Resort & Spa
Bann Tazala Boutique Hotel
Banthai Village
Belle Villa Resort
Bodhi Serene
Bossotel Inn
Botanic Resort
BP Chiang Mai City Hotel
Bulun Buri Resort
Buri Gallery House
Butterfly
C H Hotel
Centara Duangtawan Hotel
Chateau Chiangmai Hotel
Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel
Chiang Mai Plaza Hotel
Chiangmai Garden Hotel & Resort
Chiangmai Gate Hotel
Chiangmai Grandview Hotel
Chiangmai Hills 2000 Hotel
Chiangmai Phucome Hotel
Chiangmai Ratanakosin Hotel
Chiangmai Suandok Kaew Hotel
De Naga
Doi Kham Resort
Down Town Inn
Dreamcatchers Bed & Breakfast
DusitD2 Hotel Chiang Mai
Empress Hotel
Eurana Boutique Hotel
Fern Paradise
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Fondcome Village Resort
Golden Cupids Hotel
Green Lake Resort
Hmong Hilltribe Lodge
Holiday Garden Hotel
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Horizon Village
HUB53 Chiang Mai House
Imm Hotel Thaphae Chiang Mai
Imperial Chiang Mai Sports Clubs
Imperial Mae Ping Hotel
INSDA Luxery Private House
Jasmine Hills Lodge
Jirung Health Resort
Kantary Hills
Kaomai Lanna Resort
Khocha Sri Thani Chiang Mai
Kireethara Boutique Resort
Krisdadoi Chiangmai
Khum Phaya Resort & Spa
Lanna Mantra Relais
Lanna Palace 2004 Hotel
Lanna Resort
Lanna View Hotel & Resort
Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel
Mae Rim Lagoon Hotel
Mae Sa Valley
Maekok River Village Resort
Manathai Village
Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi
Maninarakorn Hotel
Marisa Resort & Spa
Montrara Happy House Hotel
Muang Gudi Lodge
Natural Wellness Resort
Na Thapae Hotel
Navasoung Resort
Noble Place
Oasis Hotel
Panviman Chiangmai Resort & Spa
Park Hotel
Phu Jaya Mini Resort
Plumeria Home
Pornping Tower
Portico 21
Proud Phu Fah
Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique
Rachamankha
Rainforest & Pornpiroon Hotel
Raming Lodge Hotel & Spa
Rarinjinda Wellness Spa Resort
Ratilanna Riverside Spa Resort
Rawee Waree Resort & Spa
Rimping Village
Royal Guest House
Royal Lanna Hotel
Royal Orchid Park
Royal Panerai Hotel
Royal Peninsula Hotel
Royal Princess Chiang Mai
Ruen Come In
Saimoonburi Resort
Scorpion Tailed Boat Village
Shewe Wana Boutique Resort Spa
Sinthana Resort
Sirilanna
Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa
Sri-Ping Resort
Star Hotel
Studio 99 Serviced Apartments
Suan Bua Resort & Spa
Sukantara Cascade Resort
Suriwongse Hotel
Tamarind Village
Taraburi Resort & Spa
Tarin Hotel
The Airport Greenery
The Amata Lanna Chiangmai
The Chedi Chiang Mai
The Dome Residence
The Eurasia Chiangmai Hotel
The Grand Napat
The International Hotel
The Karinthip Village
The Nest Chiangmai
The Rim Resort Chiang Mai
The Small Hotel
Tianna Garden Village
Touch Star Resort Inthanon
Tri Yaan Na Ros Colonial House
U Chiang Mai
Veranda Chiangmai High Resort
View Doi Art & Resort
Winner Inn Hotel
Yaang Come Village
Yesterday The Village
 

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