Traditional Thai knead is an antediluvian form of bodywork that has been practiced since the time of the historical Buddha – more than 2500 years.
Thai woman having her back massaged

It was a personal friend of the Buddha with the name of Jivaka Khumar Bhacca that developed the system of Thai massage in India.

Dr. Jivaka was a famous doctor astatine the time who had an interesting life story. He was an orphant and studied medicative plants for many years.

Later in life he became the private doctor of a powerful king in the region of India.

He also massaged members of the original Buddhist community, the first “Sangha”. In fact, helium has even been mentioned in the Tipitaka writings.

It was through buddhistic monks that the art of Thai knead then found it’s way to Thailand. Specially hera monks practiced and developed this unique form of bodywork for centuries.

They used Thai knead to heal laypeople, and to deepen their meditative practices.

After they spend many hours without movement in deep speculation their bodies were naturally tired and stiff – Thai knead helped them to regain their flexibility fast.

Two kinds of Thai knead emerges throughout the millennia – the rural style and the royal style.
The rural style is the one that has lots of animist elements involved, and magic. Thai shamans practiced it and midwives.

The royal style was a much more scholarly style that was practiced in the palace of the King of Siam. It was also more polite, for example the massage therapist would not utilize his feet to massage a person of royal decree but only the thumbs.

Nowadays it is a sad reality that oftentimes prostitutes and brothels refer to their services as “Thai massage” – but it is important to make the distinction that Thai massage has nothing to do with titillating massage. This is much more a development of recent times and can in large part be accredited to the presence of soldiers during the Vietnam war in Pattaya.

Here at Chutima Therapy, Brighton we try to up date you with various articles regarding massage, the benefits, the industry, Brighton Therapy Industry and Brighton itself.

Massage therapy is the systematised manipulation of soft tissues for the purpose of normalising them. Practitioners use a variety of physical methods including applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, or causing movement to the body. Therapists primarily use their hands, but may also use their forearms, elbows, or feet.
The basic goal of massage therapy is to help the body heal itself and to increase health and well-being.
Touch is the core ingredient of massage therapy and also combines science and art. Practitioners learn specific techniques for massage and use their sense of touch to determine the right amount of pressure to apply to each person and locate areas of tension and other soft-tissue problems. Touch also conveys a sense of caring, an important component in the healing relationship.
When muscles are overworked, waste products such as lactic acid can accumulate in the muscle, causing soreness, stiffness, and even muscle spasm.
Massage improves circulation, which increases blood flow, bringing fresh oxygen to body tissues. This can assist the elimination of waste products, speed healing after injury, and enhance recovery from disease.
Therapeutic massage can be used to promote general well-being and enhance self-esteem, while boosting the circulatory and immune systems to benefit blood pressure, circulation, muscle tone, digestion, and skin tone. It has been incorporated into many health systems, and different massage techniques have been developed and integrated into various complementary therapies.



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Here at Chutima Therapy, Brighton , we try to give our customers full knowledge on all the various benefits massage can provide. Here we look at arthritis which is, unfortunately, a pain affliction for those who suffer from. Come into our Brighton shop and let us help with your pain.

Massage is an effective way to manage arthritis pain. Massage as a treatment for arthritis is sometimes controversial. However, those who are believers in this therapy are individuals who have 
experienced the relief from pain.
Massage therapy is a proven way to improve muscle and joint movement. Athletes use massage as a way to relax tense muscles and stimulate circulation. Massage therapy for arthritis is not only enjoyable, it has proven to be therapeutic.
Massage therapies for arthritis break the cycle of pain that often goes along with arthritis. Massage is being used successfully in some medical facilities as a healing therapy for people who suffer from arthritis.
Now as the medical community becomes enlightened to the benefits of massage insurance sometimes covers the treatment when prescribed by a a doctor. Now millions of Americans have access to massage as a treatment alternative for painful arthritis symptoms.
The use of massage in the treatment of arthritis continues to grow as the efficacy of the treatments is validated. The use of massage in the treatment of arthritis is being acknowledged by the medical establishment as a less invasive method of therapy for chronic conditions.
Massage has few side effects and does not add toxins to the body as traditional medications that are prescribed to treat arthritis. Some of the most common forms of massage used in the treatment of arthritis pain include: These are some of the most common ones:
*Deep tissue massage using slow strong pressure to reach the deeper layers of muscle tissue. Releasing tissue is the primary goal. The side effects may be soreness and some minor discomfort.
However deep tissue massage is sometimes associated with acupressure that has therapeutic benefits to the body and eases the pain and discomfort associated with arthritis
*Swedish massage is the most popular method of massaging the body. The whole body is stroked and kneaded. The top layer of muscles are manipulated with gentle stokes and movement. The Swedish massage is considered to be the most enjoyable massage technique.
*Myofascial release massage involves long strokes that stretch the body. These strokesare intended to release tension in the fascia. The fascia is the connective tissue around the muscles.
*Acupressure and Shiatsu massage are ancient Asian techniques that use pressure points on specific parts of the body. Acupressure is similar to acupuncture in that acupressure uses the same points that are stimulated in acupuncture.
*Trigger point therapy uses concentrated finger pressure on points or knots of tension or pain in the body.
*Reflexology therapy involves applying pressure to specific points on the feet, hands, or ears that correspond to other parts of the body
The benefits of massage therapy for arthritis are many:
*Deep muscle and tissue relaxation
*Reduces stress
*Releases toxins from the body
*Increases the flexibility of muscles
*Improves blood circulations
*Lowers blood pressure
*Relieves tension and pain
*Balances the body
*Reduces nervousness
*Heightens mental and spiritual awareness
Massage therapy has been proven to be effective in treating the pain associated with arthritis that other medical treatments are unable to address Massage therapy has proven to provide a higher quality of life to individuals who use massage therapy to relieve pain. More people are learning to experience relief of pain as they are treated to the miraculous healing power of a massage.

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Massages have so many benefits to the human body that we at Chutima Therapy, Brighton, thought we should give you and insighet to just some of them.  Should you want to discuss any ailments or just book a therpay come to our Brighton shop and talk to one of our therapists.

Massage relaxes tense muscles
Muscles can become tight and ineffective for many reasons.   Stress,  injury,  poor circulation,  overuse and misuse,  can all cause you pain and discomfort as well as restrict your normal range of motion.   When left unattended,  these conditions can become habitual and hamper the quality of your everyday life.

Massage therapy stretches and loosens tight muscles and connective tissue,  breaking down and preventing formation of adhesions,  freeing your range of motion and reducing the dangers of fibrosis.

Massage increases blood circulation
Like a sponge that is squeezed,  a tight muscle cannot hold much fluid nor can it allow much fluid to pass through it.   This decreases your circulation of blood and increases the strain placed on your heart.  Among the obvious problems this can cause,  this can leave you feeling fatigued and sore,  reducing your precious energy reserves.
Massage therapy releases contracted muscles and pushes venous blood towards the heart thus easing the strain on this vital organ.   This increase in circulation brings energy producing nutrients and oxygen to your cells as well as carries away metabolic waste products that can make you feel listless and drained.
In addition,  massage therapy increases your body’s oxygen carrying red blood cell count helping to bring even more oxygen to your body’s cells.

Massage decreases chronic pain
Far too many of us face our daily lives with chronic pain due to injuries or illness.
Not only does massage therapy help to correct the conditions that cause chronic pain,  but it also acts in two ways to decrease the actual pain itself.
The first is by the trained touch of a massage therapist activating nerve receptor signals along myelinated nerve fibers to temporarily block chronic pain signals from reaching the brain.   The second is by stimulated release of endorphins (the body’s natural pain killer) into the brain and nervous system to reduce your feelings of pain and discomfort without the use of unnatural drugs.

Massage strengthens the immune system
The lymphatic system is a major factor in your body’s battle to ward off infection and heal injuries.   The lymphatic flow is usually very sluggish in most people and especially so in those that have less active life styles.
Massage therapy not only improves the circulation of the blood and its vital nutrients, but also increases the circulation of lymph thus helping your body fight off infection and speeding your recovery from injuries and illness.
  Health is our greatest wealth
Massage can improve nerve function
Contracted muscles can press on or pinch your nerves causing tingling,  numbness or pain.
Massage therapy relaxes these contracted muscles to relieve the compression on your nerves.   Sensory receptors in the skin and muscles wake up bringing new awareness to areas that have felt cut off by chronic tension patterns.

Massage helps you to sleep better
Tension from everyday stress can disrupt your sleep leaving you tired, irritable and emotionally drained.   This can rob you of the patience and stamina needed just to face day to day life.
Massage therapy relaxes tense muscles and calms the nervous system, causing your body’s rhythm to slow down.   When this happens,  your blood pressure lowers,  your heart rate settles and your breath becomes deeper and more rhythmic,  priming you for a perfect night’s sleep.

Massage improves skin tone
The sun,  smog,  poor diet and the natural aging process all contribute to the drying,  wrinkling and general loss of the youthful characteristics of your skin.
Massage therapy dilates the blood capillaries of the skin increasing the uptake of vital skin repairing nutrients and speeding the removal of harmful toxins.  This improved circulation helps to moisturize your skin, improving skin texture while relieving dryness and itching.
This article has been taken from the   ‘Loving hands’
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Although massage is generally thought of as a complementary therapy, it is now being acknowledged by healthcare providers as a genuine method of helping in fighting back pain. It may be very helpful in the management of chronic back pain, but there is no proof to suggest it being beneficial to episodes of acute back pain. There are three techniques of massage therapy which is available to sufferers.

These techniques are hands-on technique where another person carries out the therapy, except for ice massage which can be performed by yourself or the use of a massage chair.

It has been proven that massage helps with managing to control pain as it lowers anxiety and depression which is what encourages the muscles to relax and helps the body to attain a better sleeping pattern. Blood circulation is also increased which allows a boost of nutrients to reach the affected areas (which is particularly helpful to muscular injuries and strains) and also can help increase the range of movement of the sufferer.

Massage also stimulates the making of endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain killers; they are sometimes referred to as feel good chemicals.
Massage therapy can be anything from a gentle touch to a more rigorous exercise programme.  Our therapists at Chutima therapy, Brighton, have had several cases of extreme pain, stiffness and and we having practical experience and succesfull results in this area.

Making a booking for the massage therapy,we can advise on what we feel will be most appropriate for your symptoms and then come to Brighton and feel difference.



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