Thai yoga massage is a unique style of massage based on the principles of compassion. It consists of many techniques such a leaning pressure, reflexology, energy line work, blood stopping, stretching and yoga. Therapists use many parts of their body when performing Thai massage such as palms, thumbs, feet, elbows, forearms and knees. The receiver is moved through a wide variety of postures that can be safely modified to be as gentle or intense to suit the clients needs. Clients can be either lying on their back (supine), stomach (prone), on their side, inverted or seated. The work is done on a mat on the floor with the client wearing loose comfortable clothing.
Thai yoga massage is based on yoga and Ayurveda healing principles dating back over 2,500 years. It originated in India with the spread of Buddhism, to Southeast Asia and then to Thailand. The founding father, Juvaka Kumarbhaccha, was a celebrated yogi and Ayurvedic doctor who introduced, practiced and taught Thai massage techniques and customs in Thailand. Over the past decade, an increasing amount of Westerners have traveled to Thailand to learn this beautiful unique art to develop a healing fusion of cultures to be taught around the world.
Improves movement of physical, spiritual and mental energy by releasing blockages in the energy lines
Helps heal muscle injuries, imbalances and pain
Improves joint flexibility and range of motion
Improves appetite and eases digestive upset and dysfunction
Slows the aging process and degeneration of soft tissue and joints
Reduces acute and chronic inflammation
Boosts the immune system
Improves the flow of blood and lymph circulation
Lowers blood pressure
Encourages relaxation by preventing and alleviating stress and anxiety
Eases menstrual cramps and associated pain
Calms the mind, improves concentration and encourages positive thinking
Calms and prevents migraines and headaches
Helps with insomnia and other sleep disorders
Calms respiratory dysfunction and pain
How does it work?
The goal of Thai massage is to manipulate and stimulate the energy lines that run through the body. In doing this, we can release the blocked energy and allow it to flow smoothly again, thereby stimulating all of the systems of the body, encouraging each system to function at an optimal level. After a Thai massage you may feel taller, lighter, stronger, healthier and clear minded. You may also experience an overall sense of well-being and a boost of energy that is not usually felt with other types of massages.
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All Thai Yoga Massage massage treatments at Therapeutic Delight are performed by Lana Cummings, a Registered Massage Therapist and can be claimed under extended health benefits as massage therapy.
Please check out the Thai Stem Massage Course that you can learn online, at home in your spare time.