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Thai Yoga Massage

Traditional Thai massage is a combination of acupressure, Muscle compression, joint mobilization, reflexology and gentle stretching. It restores vital energy, decreases tension in the body, and stimulates metabolism. The therapist (practioner) uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. It is performed on the floor on a mat, wearing loose clothing.

People describe Thai massage as both relaxing and energizing promoting a feeling of peacefulness.

Thai massage is also known as Thai yoga massage. This is actually a far more accurate name as, rather than a massage in the sense normally used in the West, it is more like assisted yoga. Thai massage works on the energy of the person as well as the body and is intended to improve internal health in addition to working on the musculoskeletal structure.

HISTORY

Thai massage has been practiced for more than 2,000 years. It is believed to have been brought to Thailand from India and is closely aligned to Buddhist practice. From the beginning, it was viewed as a spiritual practice and was both taught and administered in the temples. Through work with a variety of Indian doctors, it became part of the foundation of so-called alternative medicine in Thailand. As it progressed, several branches developed, all of which can be considered traditional.

THEORY

In traditional Indian belief, the human body contains life energy, which is called prana and circulates along lines. This is similar to the way the Chinese believe that the energy of the body, or qi, travels along the acupuncture meridians. Thai massage works on ten of these energy lines, which contain the most important points. Working on these lines can treat the entire body and its organs. As with acupuncture and other forms of acupuncture, balancing the energy in the body can help the body to heal and return to its normal state of health.

BENEFITS

The extensive stretching helps the musculoskeletal system including muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. It will also help to improve overall circulation. Light compression helps to improve lymphatic circulation. The combination of the various techniques serves to remove blockages in the energy of the client. This can serve to keep the body healthy as well as help it return to a state of health when experiencing problems. As with any massage, Thai massage treatments also help to reduce stress and enhance well-being

  • 60 minute  -  $90
  • 90 minute  -  $130