What is Thai Yoga Massage and how can it help you?
Thai yoga massage is a unique and powerful massage therapy, combining acupressure, gentle stretching and applied yoga – it is a bit like having yoga done to you.
Thai Yoga Massage has been used to heal people for more than 2,500 years.
First developed by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, a known healer in India, and friend and physician to Buddha himself, The practice of Thai Yoga Massage is based on the essential principles of Thai Medicine; in that energy flows through our bodies through lines of energy and when one or more of the energy lines are blocked, we suffer from aches, pain, illness and disease.
Thai Yoga Massage concentrates on the 10 most important energy lines (the ten sen) to release any blocked energy. Beginning at the feet and ending at the head, you’ll gradually feel your body open up as your energy flows through your body again – restoring health, harmony and balance.
Other benefits include greater flexibility in the joints, enhanced blood circulation, better alignment of the body, improved posture and additional stimulation of the internal organs, which helps them to function optimally. Thai yoga massage also gives the receiver a feeling of relaxation and tranquillity that is invaluable for today’s stressful lifestyle.
Thai yoga massage can help support many ailments. It is also extremely effective in treating frozen shoulder, asthma, back pain and many other conditions. It can also help support the body through menopause.
What to expect
Thai Yoga Massage is practiced on a futon on the floor, which is very grounding. There will be blankets and cushions to provide warmth and comfort
You are not required to remove your clothing, although it is important to wear loose comfortable clothing which will allow your body to be moved freely.
Thai Yoga Massage is ideally a two-hour massage that starts at the feet and moves up your body, finishing at the head with a relaxing face massage.