Thai Massage (aka: Thai Yoga Massage) is an ancient energy-based healing system that combines acupressure, reflexology, and assisted yoga postures. Treatment effects are enhanced when the patient is fully relaxed and breathing deeply. This traditional healing practice stands in sharp contrast to western massage therapies.
Rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched, and rocked to clear energy blockages and relieve tension. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees, and feet to fluidly manipulate the recipient’s muscles. This process opens joints, stretches muscles and tendons, tones internal organs, and balances body energy. The recipient leaves physically relaxed and rejuvenated with improved mental well-being.
Thai Massage was developed in Thailand over 2,000 years ago. The Thai system, similar to other eastern healing therapies, focuses on circulation of vital energy in major pathways. Important pressure points along these pathways are stimulated to help break down blockages, stimulate energy flow, and restore balance and harmony.
Thai Massage incorporates yoga postures which are performed on the recipient. The body is stretched in ways that are difficult to attain through individual exercise and yoga practice. This often results in a powerful mind/body healing experience, bringing the recipient to a heightened state of physical and spiritual well-being.
Benefits of Thai Massage include:
Deep Relaxation - Quieting of the Mind - Heightened Energy Levels - Improved Circulation -Improved Lymphatic Flow -Improved Range of Motion - Increased Flexibility - Rejuvenated Body and Mind - Relief for Pain and Muscle Tension - Enhanced Mind-Body Connection
Thai Massage rejuvenated and relaxes. Many massage recipients will feel awakened and energized, while simultaneously feeling deeply grounded and at peace.
For many, Thai Massage is also a spiritual discipline that incorporates the practices of mindfulness (breath awareness) and loving kindness (focused compassion). These techniques, when shared by practitioner and client, help bring the treatment session to a more focused and deep level.