Thai Massage in iRest Massage Chairs


Thai massage, recognized as one of the oldest forms of massage in the world, is an integral part of traditional Thai medicine. Drawing from Ayurvedic traditions, Chinese medicine, and yoga, it is known for its unique combination of massage, stretching, and acupressure. In this post, we will explain what traditional Thai massage is and discuss how it is implemented in massage chairs.

Origin and techniques

Traditional Thai massage originates from meditative and ascetic practices dating back as far as 2,500 years. Its philosophy is based on the concept of “sen” –  invisible energy lines flowing through the body. According to this theory, when energy flows freely, the body is in a state of health and harmony. The masseur uses hands, elbows, knees, and feet to activate these “sen” lines, applying deep pressure that can be both stimulating and relaxing. Thai massage is often referred to as “passive yoga” due to the intense stretching and positions resembling yoga asanas. This is a key element that distinguishes Thai massage from other massage techniques – the therapist guides the body through a series of movements, assisting the client in achieving deep stretches without active input from their side.

Benefits of Thai massage

Thai massage can be effective in alleviating back pain, increasing joint mobility, and reducing stress and anxiety. Through stretching techniques, this massage can also improve muscle and joint flexibility and increase range of motion, which is important for injury prevention and overall quality of life enhancement. It also contributes to improved blood circulation. Thai massage is particularly suitable for those suffering from stress, experiencing tension in the shoulders and neck, and needing deep relaxation of the entire body. Thai massage in massage chairs is a high-intensity program that relaxes even the tightest muscles. This is especially important to keep in mind when starting out with massage, as your body is just getting accustomed to it. Initially, we recommend less intense programs and shorter massage sessions – you can read more in our post about your first massage chair

Thai Massage in massage chairs

Our range includes iRest massage chairs – models Maesthron (A801), Grandease (A550), and Brillactiq (A665), which among a rich array of automatic programs, also feature Thai massage. In iRest massage chairs, it is a form of stretching massage. These chairs implement traditional Thai massage techniques primarily through active footrest movement, changing the angle of the backrest, and proper work of air cushions for the feet, calves, arms, forearms, and hands. The air cushions hold the body while the footrest tilts downwards, and the 4D massaging arms exert pressure (of variable strength) on the body. The pressure is interspersed with classic massage techniques (such as rubbing, tapping), and in the Grandease, this is accompanied by a relaxing foot massage. The iOpen – split guide equipped in all three models also plays a significant role, enabling increased body stretching.

Thai massage – benefits

Traditional Thai massage offers several benefits such as improved muscle flexibility, circulation stimulation, stress reduction, and restoration of energy balance. In classic execution – by the hands of an experienced masseur, this massage is a form of therapy tailored individually, allowing a profound physical and spiritual experience. iRest massage chairs, however, allow adjusting the intensity of the 4D massage and the strength of the air cushions during Thai massage. Massage chairs offer similar relaxation benefits as the classic Thai massage performed by a masseur. The advantage of massage chairs lies in the privacy and comfort of the home environment – one can indulge in pleasant stretching in the comfort of their own home, with favorite music or lit scented candles. The massage is available at any time without the need to schedule appointments or travel, which is particularly valuable for those with limited time or who prefer the privacy of their own space. In the long term, purchasing a massage chair can be more cost-effective than regular massage sessions in a clinic.

If you are interested in Thai massage in massage chairs, check out the iRest Grandease (A550), iRest Brillactiq (A665), and iRest Maesthron (A801) models. Check our offer or contact us, and we will gladly advise which chair to choose.

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Published: 2023.11.10

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