Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage
This is one of the commonly used techniques during our Recovery Massage.
What is Thai Yoga Massage?
Thai Massage moves you through a series of yoga-like stretches and movements while it opens the body’s fascial lines through a combination of soft-tissue manipulation, acupressure, rhythmic compression and stretching. It includes both deep muscular and energetic work along with fluid movement. The stretching movements in Thai Massage sessions affect the recipient’s entire body by improving flexibility, releasing both superficial and deep muscular tension, and deep relaxation with quieting of the mind.. The effect of the stretching is similar to yoga. This is sometimes referred to as passive yoga, or “lazy person’s yoga” since the client plays only a passive role. The result leaves the recipient feeling both relaxed and energized at the same time.
How is Thai Yoga Massage Performed?
Traditional Thai Yoga Massage is normally performed on a soft floor mat rather than a raised massage table. This allows for many movements and procedures that are not practical or effective on the table. This allows for the most efficient use of the practitioner’s body weight rather than muscular force for the transmission of pressure, force, or energy, which creates a highly therapeutic effect. Pillows and bolsters and other various props will be used for better support of your body. The client remains fully clothed except for the feet. Clothing should be light, comfortable and allow for flexible movement and deep stretching.
The work itself consists primarily of pressure on energy lines and points, and a large variety of stretching movements. Pressure is exerted with the therapist’s hand, feet, knees, elbows and legs to facilitate the process. The pressure and stretching movements are combined in a comprehensive strategy. No oil is used during these sessions.
Therapeutic Thai Massage Benefits
Some of the reported benefits of Thai Massage include: