What can Thai Yoga massage do for me?
Thai yoga massage stimulates the principal acupressure lines along the body combining assisted, yoga-like stretching. The body and energy work encourages the free flow of energy via a pumping action which connects with the client’s breathing. The combination of working the acupressure points along the sen lines as well as combining the acupressure points with yoga-like stretches results in a comprehensive full body treatment. Thai yoga massage relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically.
What is involved in a Thai Yoga session?
Thai yoga is a meditative practice. We perform it in an atmosphere of calm meditation. It does not involve oils or creams and both client and practitioner wear loose comfortable clothing allowing for ease of movement and flexibility. The treatment takes place on the floor on a mat instead of a massage table. In Thai yoga massage, the treatment can last from around one to two and half hours depending on your requirements. A good stretch and rejuvenation can be achieved within a one hour treatment, but to enable full flow of energy and complete relaxation and stretching it is advisable to allow as much time as possible for the treatment.
The Magic Behind the Science…
Traditional Thai yoga massage goes back 2,500 years. It is a unique, traditional and powerful style of massage incorporating influences from India, China and Thailand. The foundation of Thai yoga massage is bases itself upon the concept of energy lines running through the body through which the body’s vital life force flows as well as a series of yoga-based stretches. You may have heard of energy referred to as prana in Sanskrit, chi in Chinese and palang sak in Thai. According to Thai tradition there are 72,000 energy lines running through the body. This number should not be taken literally! In traditional Buddhism 72,000 is a way of signifying an infinite amount.
Thai Yoga Energy Work
In Thai yoga massage we focus on 10 principle energy lines. The energy lines are of critical importance. By applying pressure with the use of thumbs, palms, feet or elbows along these energy lines it is possible to treat a range of diseases or relieve pain caused by blockages or disturbances along these lines.
Blockages, whether emotional or physical, can disrupt the flow of our life energy which can lead to sickness and disease. Working on these pressure points clears the blockage encouraging a free flow of vital force restoring balance, health and harmony to the body and mind.
Thai yoga is a contemplative practice. Its strong links to Buddhism denote a loving kindness and devoted Thai yoga therapists will give the treatment in a spiritual and meditative state. The spirit in Thai yoga massage brings a magical and extremely calming aura to the treatment.