Massage Therapy, Energy Release, and Detoxification

Published: Jan 30, 2011 | Revised: Mar 5, 2024
Edited by: Marce Ferreira

Thai Massage Therapy, Energy Release and Detoxification

At first I didn’t believe it. I thought it was just bullsh*t.

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You see, I once had this Thai Massage training course in Chiang Mai, Thailand (actually it was a Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Massage course), during which the teacher explained to the student group that detox and release comes with a red skin and heat.

And as I am rather the skeptical type, I was merely like: “Okay, if you rub long enough, the skin becomes red and hot, doesn’t it?” And that was it to me. Said and done.

But in the past two months, I had four clients showing these symptoms while I was working on some knots, adhesions and tangles, let’s say some tensed areas and persistent muscle contractions. Two clients showed this around the scapulae (shoulder blades), one client in the left neck area and left trapezius muscle area, and the other client on the lower neck area and the whole spine top to bottom.

Well, I cannot deny it anymore — heat and red! Release. Detox. I saw it, I felt it, and I experienced the emotional reactions of the clients. Intense release.

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I suppose it’s some kind of “blocked, stagnant energy” that flows away — to the surface. Out of the body.

Trapped energy-surplus that seeks its way out, and materializes on the skin. A temporary overload of the bodily area where release manifests.

But it doesn’t always happen this way. I see emotional release often accompanied with other expressions — crying, shaking, trembling, sighing, or just total muscle and nerve relaxation. Or being very cold. Or calm. Peace.

Well, I can only add this to the story — it seems that the lady teacher of the training course was perhaps right after all.

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