The Ancient Practice of Thai Massage
Thai massage, or Thai Yoga massage, is a traditional healing modality that has been taught and practiced in Thailand for over 2,500 years. The origins of Thai massage date back to the physician to the Buddha, Dr. Jivaka Kumarabhacca. The philosophy and practice of Thai massage hold their roots in traditional Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, yoga, and Buddhism.
A complete traditional Thai massage incorporates a combination of rocking compression, reflexology, acupressure, energy work and yoga-like stretching. The therapist uses their palms, thumbs, feet, elbows, forearms, and knees to preform this unique massage. The receiver is moved through a variety of positions - supine (lying face up), prone (lying face down), side lying, and seated. Thai massage is practiced on a firm mat on the floor and clients are fully clothed throughout the massage.
Thai massage is a perfect compliment to any exercise or sports training routine for optimal performance. Thai massage is also an effective form of physical therapy by increasing range of motion. Massage sessions can be tailored to your specific needs. Clients of all ages can benefit from Thai massage.
Health benefits of Thai massage:
- Improves circulation
- Increases flexibility/range of motion
- Reduces muscle tension and soreness
- Promotes pain relief
- Encourages healthy lymphatic function
- Balance energy (promoting healing)
- Releases mental, emotional, and physical stress
- Boosts immune system
*It is important that clients bring loose and comfortable clothing to the massage session.