What is Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage is a dynamic healing art which benefits all aspects of body, mind and spirit. Thai Massage is a natural therapy for balancing the body, boosting the immune system, releasing stress, increasing flexibility and centring the mind.
The focus of Thai Yoga Massage is helping to attain or regain ‘balance’ in the flow of energy in the body, including the nervous, digestive, and respiratory systems. Receiving Thai Yoga Massage on a regular basis improves quality of your life on a mental and physical plane significantly.
Thai Yoga Massage history
Thai Massage has been taught and practiced in Thailand for hundreds of years.
There are many names used today of this healing modality, including Thai Medical Massage, Nuad Boran, Thai Massage, and Thai Yoga Massage. Thai Massage is a small part of Traditional Thai Medicine and roots from Buddist Medicine (Ayurveda). Ayurvedic doctor and the legendary figure Jivaka Komarabhacca lived during the time of Buddha and treated royalties of that time, including Buddha himself. Thai Massage appeared in Thailand many centuries ago.
Thai Yoga Massage is a bodywork therapy which influenced by Yoga, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and Indigenous Thai medicine.
What to expect from Thai Yoga Massage session
In this whole body experience of Thai Yoga Massage, the practitioner gently guides the client through a series of yoga postures. The same time practitioner performs palming and thumbing along the body’s energy lines and pressure points. Gentle stretchings unlock stiff joints. Acupressure points work release stuck energy and open up pathways for lifeforce to move in the body. Each posture flows organically into the next.
That allows the body to regain its natural healing abilities; thus restoring balance, health and harmony. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment. Such gentle approach relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically. That helps to alleviate problematic conditions such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches, digestive difficulties, menstrual problems, and stress-related conditions.
Thai Massage is more active than regular massage and performed on a large, thick, sheet-covered floor mat. The client remains fully clothed. It is sometimes described as “lazy yoga” – both relaxing and energizing at the same time.