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The Health Benefits of Thai Massages

The Health Benefits of Thai Massages

Most of us know that massage feels good; but therapeutic massage, such as Thai traditional massage, also provides relief to a multitude of specific health concerns. Therapeutic massage is part of an integrative care approach to many medical conditions

Utilizing pressing techniques, gentle rocking, and various yoga-like stretches, clients are able to relieve body stiffness, gain flexibility and help improve overall balance in major muscle groups. Massage is able to stimulate energy lines which help promote and balance energy throughout the body. Thai massage benefits interacts directly with the muscular, circulatory and nervous systems to enhance your body’s natural healing ability.

Thai massage is a wonderful treatment for individuals who do not wish to disrobe for a massage as it can be completed in loose and/or athletic clothing. Traditional practice is done on the floor on a thick square mat, but a good therapist will modify treatment for clients who prefer to be on a massage table.

Because of its efficacy, the stretches and movements in Thai massage are the foundation for many new stretching-related treatments now popular with athletic trainers and body workers. Fascia stretching, myofascial release, sports massage and Shiatsu are each, to some degree, similar to the work done in Thai massage.

Not only is Thai massage a great way to ease your way into massage, it can be a great supplemental therapy for a person who receives regular massage treatments.

Whether you are a massage enthusiast or new to the modality, once you receive a high-quality Thai massage from an experienced therapist, you will appreciate the power of this ancient healing art.

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How to Lose Weight

How to Lose Weight

How to Lose Weight

It also covers some specific diets that you may want to try in your journey to a smaller, healthier you. Before you start, think about what kind of weight you want to lose; fat, or just weight. If you want to lose just weight, carry on. If you want to lose fat weight, follow these steps, but add a workout plan.

So peruse this list, sure, but more importantly just pick a couple of things that you can do now and then come back in a couple of days to pick another couple. Considering that obesity has gone global, you can imagine how lucrative the weight loss industry must be. Here are simple things you can do every day that can help you achieve your ideal weight.

Eat regular meals

This can help you to burn calories at a faster rate and avoid becoming too hungry. It can help in regulating the hormones that are involved in controlling appetite. It can also help you adapt well to a routine, reduce the likelihood of unplanned temptations, and encourage you to develop good self-control.

Eat vegetables

These are another “free” food that you can enjoy in unlimited quantities all day long, as long as you stick to green vegetables like lettuce, broccoli, asparagus, green beans, etc., and brightly colored ones like peppers and tomatoes. Aim for five servings of these a day, and let them take up the bulk of the space on your plate.

Eat breakfast

Eating breakfast helps to control your blood sugar levels, can kick-start your metabolism and prevent you from snacking or eating impulsively later on. It has also been linked with increasing activity levels throughout the day, by replenishing your energy levels.

Make sure each meal is balanced

Think about what you’re putting on your plate at each meal time. Half your plate should be made up of fruit and/or vegetables. A quarter of the plate should contain your meat, fish, beans or other protein sources. The other quarter should contain your starchy carbohydrates such as rice, pasta, potatoes or bread. A balanced meal will provide you with all the nutrients you need while keeping your blood sugar levels steady and satisfying your hunger.

Get more sleep

Lack of sleep can cause you to eat more throughout the day and not have enough energy for your workouts, so aim for seven to nine hours of sleep every night. It’s an easy and effective way to keep your weight-loss goals on the right track.