Saturday, December 5, 2015
Thai Massage round two
Took myself for a massage as a post birthday treat. Went back to Sukho Thai Healing Center in Glendora. I really enjoy calling ahead to be at a place and having them say "see you in 10 minutes." Hooray for semi-instant gratification!
Lois was my therapist for this session and she twisted me up like a little pretzel. I heard my back crack from positions I would not have thought possible, which is not something I would generally go for but I was okay with it. Don't get me wrong I'm all for the the gentle ease of a Swedish style massage...but there is something about leaving from a Thai massage where your muscles and knots feel all wrung out of you. It's relaxing, but also energizing....if those can be simultaneous.
Based of this little guide to benefits, I would have to agree. This is not a regular massage with a lot of soothing strokes, you'll get some of that but there is a lot of twisting and pulling which is what I think is really helping with relieving tension. It's almost like assisted Yoga in some positions, like a way to get deeper into the stretches.
I went for a Thai massage once before, see post Oh my Thai for that experience. I liked my second visit a little more, maybe because I knew what I was getting myself into...but also because I really felt like my whole self more relaxed.