What Is A Thai Yoga Massage?

When most people think about getting a massage, they picture themselves lying face down and half covered by blanket as a masseuse uses their hands to knead tight back muscles. A Thai yoga massage, however, is a completely difference experience and just as beneficial. While performed a bit differently, Thai yoga massages use yoga poses to work the body in various ways and stretch the muscles.

Thai Yoga Massage

This type of massage is usually performed on the floor as a massage therapist guides and manipulates your body into different yoga poses. Your body is stretched in various ways as the therapist uses their hands, elbows, thumbs, knees, legs, and feet to knead your muscles. Mild or firm touch techniques are often applied for muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure to create a customized healing experience. You remain fully clothed for Thai yoga massages.

What Are The Benefits Of Thai Yoga Massage?

There are many benefits of Thai yoga massage, some of them including stress reduction, improved circulation, increased energy, increased flexibility, and improved range of motion. In addition, Thai massage is very calming and helps to center the mind and body. This type of massage is also a common way for some people to deal with chronic pain (often in their back). It helps to relax the muscles and relieve ongoing stiffness.

Thai Yoga Massage At lillieAnn’s

Massage Therapy has become an essential part of general health care for many people living in today’s stressful world. lillieAnn’s therapists perform complete massage by utilizing a variety of techniques and take pride in making you look and feel great, replenishing you, both physically and mentally. Our customized massage therapy relaxes muscles while easing and soothing your aches and pains. It restores the balance of your body & makes you feel better. To schedule a Thai yoga massage or one of our other services, give us a call at 312-243-1940 or book online today!

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LillieAnn's blog / posted on Aug 16, 2017

Seven Ingredients, 20+ DIY Beauty Recipes

It is extremely important to take care of your skin, as most times it is one of the first things people notice about you. But many of the cosmetics and lotions that are sold in stores contain chemicals that harm rather than help your skin. Luckily, there are some natural ingredients you can purchase to create your own homemade beauty products. They may be a bit more expensive initially, but they will last much longer than store-bought cosmetics and will save you money in the long run.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil might just be the most used natural beauty ingredient and will never go to waste because it can also be used in cooking. Coconut oil can work as a lotion on its own as well. Ordering in bulk will save you money, but smaller quantities will last you pretty long too.

Shea Butter

Shea butter is another popular ingredient used in many DIY beauty and cosmetic recipes. It has a nutty and earthy smell and is great for your skin. It has been known to improve eczema, prevent stretch marks, heal wounds, and can be used as a daily sunscreen and anti-aging treatment. 

Cocoa Butter

This chocolate-scented ingredient can be used interchangeably with shea butter and is great for a natural lotion or face cream.

Liquid Carrier Oil

For homemade beauty recipes that need to be thinner consistency than coconut oil and shea/cocoa butter, a liquid carrier oil can be a great alternative. Olive oil, almond oil, and apricot kernel oil can all be used as a carrier oil and differ in scents so you can choose whichever you like best.

Beeswax

Beeswax can be used as a thickening agent for lotions, lip balm, foot cream, baby care products, and more. A little goes a long way in most recipes so buying a pound will often last you months.

 Essential Oils

Essential oils aren’t totally necessary but they sure do smell good! Many of these ingredients have neutral scents so you can use essential oils to enhance or improve a smell. Mint, lavender, and lemon are very common in DIY beauty products.

Arrowroot Powder

Just like coconut oil, arrowroot powder is often used in cooking so it never hurts to have some lying around the house. This powder can be used as a thickening agent in homemade deodorant, dry shampoo, baby powder, and diaper cream, and makeup.

Courtesy of Wellness Mama

LillieAnn's blog / posted on Jul 12, 2017