Thailand Festivals January 2018

With the start of every New Year, people of Thailand gear up with a whole year of unique, colourful and wonderful events. Every month there are various festivals that are celebrated in different cities, provinces, and areas. Following are some festivals that are celebrated in Thailand:

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1. National Children’s Day

This festival is celebrated on the second Saturday of January and in Thai language, it is called Wan Dek. On this day children across the country get gifts from all family members and are treated with extreme affection. There are various markets and activities on which there are discounts, especially for children.

2. Ruam Nam Jai Thai Sakon Fair and Red Cross Fair

This festival is celebrated at the start of every year and is celebrated in the city hall of Sakon Nakhon that is situated in the Northeast of Thailand. This festival consists of many types of floats that feature various traditions and cultures of the area including Vietnamese, Chinese, Kula, Phu Thai, Yor, So and Ka Lerng. Moreover, they have stage performances, traditional dinners, and folk culture contests.

3. Thailand Tourism Festival

This festival is celebrated in Lumpini Park that is situated in Bangkok. This festival starts on the 17th of January and ends on the 21st. In this event key landmarks, products, and cultural heritage of five main regions of Thailand are displayed all over the country. During this 5-day event, tourists from around the world and locals will have a chance to see authentic Thai culture and immerse themselves in it.

Moreover, you can use Thai app store to download maps to reach the exact location of the event. 

Benefits Of Hot Stone Massage

Hot massage is one of the most popular types of massage and is a natural therapy. In this therapy a professional masseuse puts hot stones on different pressure points of the human body. The stones used in this kind of massage are river rocks and are properly sanitized before beforehand. Some of the main benefits of getting a hot stone massage are:

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1. Muscle Relaxation

Hot stones help in relaxing your muscles enabling professionals to effectively manipulate deep tissues of the body. When travelling, the muscles get extra stiff and tight, hot massage is the perfect solution to ease the tension in muscles.

2. Pain Relief

Most types of massage therapies can help in relieve pain caused by stiff joints, injuries and tense muscles. Hot stone massages are more effective for pain relief than other therapies. This is because these massages enable therapists to penetrate the deepest muscles. You have to be careful that therapist apply the right amount of pressure and use required types of stone in order the massage to be effective.

3. Improved Circulation

Another benefit of hot stone massage is that it helps in improving blood circulation. Usually therapists leave the hot stones on the main pressure point of the body for some time before starting the actual massage. Heat from the stones penetrates into the tissues opening your blood vessels and leading to better blood circulation. One of the main reasons of fatigue is poor circulation of the blood.

You can easily download travel applications from Thai app store that can help you locate the required massage centre.