'When you touch a body, you touch the whole person,
the intellect, the spirit, and the emotions.'- Jane Harrington
Thai Massage goes beyond the limitations of the mind.Traditionally practiced in Buddhist monasteries, Thai massage is regarded above all as a spiritual practice, a meditation in movement. The masseuse practices in a meditative state and develops her sensitivity and compassion to tune into the patient’s needs..and offer him/her the chance to tap into their own healing journey.
The roots of what is known as “Traditional Thai massage” date back to some 2500 years ago in India, in times of Ayurvedic and Yogic healing. It was brought over to Thailand, with the migration of Buddhism, as a medical practice. The teaching and sharing from generation to generation and from master to student has made this massage the intuitive hands -on healing art that it is.
Thai Yoga Massage is a dance between two people, used to unblock energy stagnation. It is essentially an ancient Eastern healing technique used as a tool to awaken our spiritual flame and inner therapist. Learning the beautiful art of traditional Thai massage is not just about memorising a series of exercises, nor about thinking that we can cure someone of their sickness. It is about learning to give from the heart with compassion and to have deep understanding of the other person’s needs. We are all one. We are reflections of each other’s strengths and weaknesses. We are all connected. Learning how to give and to receive, to touch, to breath,to feel. When we massage, we don’t aim to heal, we aim to help others believe they can and will be healed and so the journey begins...
With the application of rhythmic pressure on certain energetic points and lines (sen) in the body, the yogic stretching of muscles and joint manipulation, blockages can be released and energy can be restored to its natural flow.
The massage is done on a mat on the floor, fully clothed in loose comfortable cotton clothes.
In Thai Yoga Massage we use our hands, elbows, knees and feet to find the perfect touch needed for the moment. Combining massage, stretching, acupressure, twisting and meditation all in one, promoting general health and well-being. It actives the free flow of energy and improves fluid circulation, digestion, breathing capacity, body posture, flexibility, as well as releasing nervous tension.
Thai yoga massage is a full body massage that works the energy lines (sen, nadis, meridians), the feet, legs, stomach, chest, arms, hands, shoulders, back, neck, head, and face
Because this massage is working on the different body layers (koshas) the release works on an emotional, energetic and physical level. The technique can be sometimes static (sinking deeply in a meditative state) or can move quite dynamically.
Allow 1 1/2 to 2 hours for the session.
• releases stress and tension
• increases vital energy
• relieves pain and soreness
• increases blood and lymph flow
• releases emotional blockages
• brings the systems of the body into balance
• deepens the connection between the body, mind and spirit