Background

Thai Yoga Massage is a powerful massage therapy that will work your entire body from head to toe.
Thai massage has its roots in the Indian systems of Yoga and Ayurvedic medicine and was founded by Jivaka Kumar Baccha in the time of the Buddha.
Thai Massage was brought from India to Thailand around 2000 years ago with the spread of Buddhism and has been practised, developed and handed down through the generations and until recently was only practised in buddhist temples as a spiritual discipline.

How does it work?

The body is made up of energy lines which cannot be seen but can be felt. Many other healing disciplines in the East like Acupuncture and Shiatsu also work on these energy lines which are similar to the Chinese acupuncture meridians.
Life force energy circulates through these meridians which infuse the body with the energy it needs to survive and be healthy.
This life force energy is known as Chi in Chinese, Ki in Japanese or Prana in Sanskrit.
The pressures of modern life, physical / emotional trauma and poor posture can result in this energy becoming blocked within the body and this may manifest in various health ailments.
Thai Yoga Massage focuses on ten of these energy meridians known as ten Sen which are the main meridians to help ensure optimum health and wellbeing.
Thai Yoga Massage offers an assortment of techniques and stretches that help release these blockages and help restore the body back to a natural state of balance and wellbeing.
What can I expect from a Typical Session?
A typical treatment lasts 1.5 - 2 hours or longer but 1 hour sessions are also offered.
The treatment takes place with you fully clothed lying comfortably on a futon on the floor. The massage has a nickname 'lazy persons yoga' due to the therapist literally applying a selection of simple yoga stretches on your body.
I will use my thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet on your body applying a combination of acupressure massage, joint mobilisations, and assisted yoga stretches. I will work on you using bodyweight and not strength with a steady and meditative rhythm giving the treatment the look and feel of a graceful dance between the giver and receiver.

The Benefits Thai Yoga Massage

There are so many benefits to be gained from receiving a Thai Yoga Massage.
By improving the circulation of energy in the body, Thai Yoga Massage helps to improve overall flexibility, breathing, digestion and overall circulation.
The muscles are stretched during the treatment, the inner organs tonified and any emotional and nervous tension present will be reduced.
A comfortable and deep sense of peace is often experienced during and after a typical treatment.
Thai Yoga Massage is a great therapy for treating a range of problems such as:
- Shoulder and neck tension
- Back Pain
- Digestive disorders
- Knee Problems
- Restless leg syndrome
- Cramps
- Knee pains
- General stress