When you want your mind, body and spirit to feel healthy, yoga and massage are both great ways to achieve that.
But Can Massage Therapy, I Daresay, Replace Your Beloved Yoga Class?
In a recently published article entitled, “Can a Massage Replace Your Yoga Class?” author and expert, Aaron Fanning, writes:
“Clients who prefer yoga and pilates as physical therapy love Thai massage, they just don’t know they’re getting it!” adding, “In Thailand, it’s referred to as Lazy Man’s Yoga.”
For those who simply cannot dislodge themselves from that sweaty yoga room, however, combining yoga with massage offers the best possible blend, and people who make use of them both enjoy discussing whether it’s better to schedule a massage before or after a yoga session.
“Before yoga, massage helps provide the warmth and stretch your muscles may need in order to hold a pose longer. Massage after yoga creates a powerfully relaxing experience, after which you may feel so tranquil you’ll want to bask in that peaceful feeling for the rest of the day,” writes Laurie Schnebly in an article entitled, “Yoga & Massage—A Perfect Combination For Your Health.”