The combination of energetic and physical aspects is what makes Thai Massage – a system of massage manipulation developed in Thailand, so unique and so highly effective. This form of massage relaxation was influenced by yoga practices and the traditional medicine systems of India, China, and Southeast Asia.

Traditional Thai massage consists of a deep, full-body treatment, starting at the feet and eventually moving up to the head. Using a sequence of gentle, flowing exercise movements, the recipient’s body is moved, loosened and stretched of the joints and the muscles. Thai massage also influences energy and restores the flow of energy throughout the body.[1]

For athletes, Thai massage can be very beneficial as pre-game/event mind and body work, or after a special game/event to alleviate any body discomforts.

Thai massage prior to a game or event will help to further enable the athlete to a better performance because the body is relaxed and the muscles are loosened. This can also minimize the likelihood of injuries during an athletic performance. The more prepared an athlete’s body is, the better that athlete will perform.

Additionally, the more mentally prepared an athlete is, the easier it is to minimize any outside distractions during his/her performance. Thai massage can also help an athlete alleviate any pre-game/event jitters, clearing the mind of any complications, helping to better concentration and mental clarity.

After a game or event, a Thai massage session will help to relieve muscular aches and strains by stretching tight ligaments and reducing muscular soreness and joint stiffness. The combination of yoga stretching, calmness of meditation, with accupressure, exercise movement and reflexology makes this healing art so beneficial for an athlete’s post-game or post event performance.[2]

For more information about our focused understanding of health & fitness for professional athletes and more specifically, the use of Thai massage, please contact us at info@zullohealthandfitness.com or by telephone at 1.416.221.9070.

About Zullo Health & Fitness

Zullo Health & Fitness has a diverse and highly qualified team of trainers, practitioners, and medical doctors helping our clients achieve optimal wellness. Our wide range of services and programs are conveniently available to suit specific needs and schedules. All programs are designed by health and fitness expert Phil Zullo, in collaboration with top medical professionals. Phil is recognized as a leader in the health and fitness industry with over two decades of experience in the field. Our multidisciplinary team consists of highly qualified Personal Trainers, Athletic Therapists, Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Hydro Therapists, Kinesiologists, Medical Doctors, Paediatricians, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rheumatologists, Psychologists, Optometrists, Naturopaths, Nutritionists and Swim Coaches. If our clients can’t come to us, we will travel the globe to go to them! On site or in home, we are available 24/7, worldwide.

 

 

 

 

[1]Benefits of Thai Yoga Massage