Chaan Thai Massage is pleased to announce the opening of our second location at Herndon, Virginia. The support and patronage of you and thousands of other guests throughout the years has prepared us to move forward into the next chapter of our story. Book an appointment in November to enjoy our Grand Opening Promotion.
Simply enter GRAND60 during checkout (Herndon, VA location only) for 60-minute sessions of Thai Massage, Foot Massage, Anti-Stress Massage, and Head Back Shoulder Massage to enjoy a discount.
Having announced its official opening mid-2015, the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System’s Primary and Specialty Care for Integrative Medicine at Pantops follows a growing trend in medicine that brings complementary medicine and conventional medicine together in order to solve a long-standing healthcare issue.
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Massage has been widely used as a part of warm-up and recovery techniques in sports, with studies published showing the ability for massage to decrease muscle soreness, increase flexibility, improve blood flow, and increase a sense of well-being. Although traditional Thai massage has been used by soccer players in Thailand to help enhance their physical fitness for years, until recently there had been little supporting evidence of such a benefit.
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Despite a rich history of advances, modern medical treatment options sometimes fall short in tackling neuropsychiatric symptoms or even overcoming physical pain for some patients. Those Americans have turned to complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) for relief. Unfortunately, not all CIM practices have significant research supporting long-term effectiveness. The U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has a $124.1 million annual budget to evaluate the usefulness and safety of CIM—a tall order. One way to increase the impact of each research dollar is to direct research efforts (and associated funding) based on treatments that draw significant public spending.
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Have you ever wondered why you feel better after a massage? Researchers have sought to answer that question. While the traditional explanation—that the success of the ritual hinges on the practitioner’s ability to change energy flows surrounding the body—may not be a satisfactory answer, it is not completely off base. Scientists are beginning to unravel the science behind touch-based healing.
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The Chaan Thai Blog covers the latest news and research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by sharing potential benefits and other vital information to readers, and by describing how CAM can be incorporated to improve quality of life. While many forms of alternative medicine have not yet been shown in clinical trials to be more effective than placebos, CAM continues to grow in popularity across the world. In third world nations without adequate access to health care, alternative medicine is the only source of healing. And even in the United States, patients with incurable or untreatable chronic symptoms often seek refuge with CAM.
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Hello world! This is the start of the new Chaan Thai Blog!