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A Full Body Massage: The Benefits

Traditional Burmese Massage (also known as Myanmar Massage or Burmese Touch) takes inspiration from Indian, Thai, Chinese, and Tibetan massage techniques and theories and is designed to promote general health. In general there are no oils, creams or pastes are employed during the Burmese massage therapy session, but it is important to note that it is dependent upon the specific area in Myanmar where the massage is performed and how the massage is delivered. The standard Burmese massage therapy is warm, short focused, and designed for relaxation. The aim of all massages is to assist clients in reducing muscle tension, increase the flexibility and mobility, increase lymphatic circulation and blood drainage, improve mental function as well as rejuvenate and energize the body, ease spasms and muscle pain and reduce stress. The whole purpose is to induce a sense in complete relaxation and calm that ultimately helps the client recover quicker from the acute stressor.

We've learned how to adapt the Myrtle or chamomile massage techniques to the different cultures and needs in western countries, such as the US, Japan, Canada and Australia. The massage is not as than a sacred activity in the eastern regions like Myanmar. Through the years, I have experienced consistent experiences with Thai massage, Burmese massage, and any other type of massage. This was thanks to an group of Far East students who are descendants of "Druk Yai", a traditional Thai massage expert. The practice isn't nearly as extensive as other types of massages that are used across Thailand. But, it has its own distinct healing principles and advantages.

As an Asian massage therapist who lived for six years (and nights) in northern Thailand I didn't experience the widespread use of the "Myrrh" that I have seen in the other areas of Thailand. This is probably due to being unable to use the Thai language to correctly translate the word to my English language. I was a resident for two years living in northern Myanmar so I have a wealth of knowledge regarding myrrh-based practices in the region. Some changes I've seen in the past could be due to the transition from myrrh-based healing toward "herbal medical."

I believe that the deficiency of myrrh in other parts of Thailand is related to the widespread acceptance of herbal or natural treatments. Massages in Thailand still utilize creams, oils and waxes. This is because of the many messages (masseurs) used, which are used to offer massage services. A lot of Thai massage spas still make use of oil-based therapies since they are thought of as "luxurious".

Additionally, many massage spas located in northern Thailand have taken on the idea of aromatherapy as well as "Oriental herbal medicine." These techniques are used across Europe as well as in the United States and Canada. However, a lot of massage spas in Thailand I've been to are not practicing traditional healing arts. I think this is due to the fact that these kinds of techniques do not adhere to the guidelines of the larger, more conservatively managed massage spas located in northern Thailand.

Traditional Burmese massage was a completely different experience from the western massages I'd been studying. The style that I would refer to as "Myanma" or "Myrobalan," involves gentle pressure applied to specific acupoints in the body. This is typically done through the process of kneading. This technique makes use of long strokes which are not common in Thai massage, where the practitioner is only using one hand. I noticed that after the massage my skin felt relaxed and I could sleep the most peacefully possible.

I also found out that traditional Burmese massages are often combined with a specific herbal mix. Mistletoe, Brahmi, and Lavan are some of the most common ingredients. Although the herbs can vary from one location to the next and are used for different purposes, the main goal is to help you feel feelings of relaxat

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