What is Thai Yoga Massage?
Traditional Thai Massage or Thai Yoga Massage,
is a unique and powerful healing art that has been
an integral part of traditional Thai medicine
for thousands of years.
Thai Yoga Massage is a truly wonderful experience for both client and therapist, as energy blockages are released, boundaries dissolve and deep healing can occur.
In a unique way, Thai Massage blends elements of acupressure, Yoga, reflexology, physiotherapy, meditation, energy healing, chiropractic and Ayurveda during Thai Yoga Massage, also called Nuad Boran, the practitioner guides the client through a series of yoga postures, while palming and
thumbing along the body's energy ('Sen') lines and pressure points.
What to Expect?
~ Thai Yoga Massage is done on a firm futon or mat on the floor with the patient dressed in light clothes.
~ The practitioner uses his or her thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet to apply a combination of acupressure, gentle rocking and twisting, joint and spine mobilisations and assisted yoga stretches.
~ With the therapist using their own bodyweight instead of strength and a steady and meditative rhythm, Thai Yoga Massage looks and feels like a graceful dance between client and therapist.
The Benefits of Thai Yoga Massage
The benefits of Thai Yoga Massage are countless. By freeing the flow of vital energy in the body, Thai Massage can improve posture, breathing, flexibility, digestion and circulation. Muscles are stretched, inner organs toned, and emotional and nervous tension is reduced. Often a deep sense of peace can be experienced during and after a treatment.
Although the main emphasis in the practice of Thai Yoga Massage is usually on ill health prevention (as all disease manifests first on the energy level, and can be treated there before it becomes physical), it can also be of great therapeutic benefit for a range of specific problems and conditions, such as headaches, back pain, digestive disorders, shoulder and neck tension, joint pain, menstruation problems, insomnia and other stress related conditions.