Thai Yoga Massage is sometimes referred to as a meditative dance between Practitioner and receiver. It is a fluid blend of yoga postures, deep stretching and pressure massage preformed on a floor mat in loose comfortable clothing.
In this unique healing system the recipient receives the endless benefits of yoga while the sen (energy) lines and marma points are palmed and thumbed. The combination of these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that stretches and tones the muscles, improves circulation, relieves muscular tension, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically as you enter a state of bliss with the practice of Metta (the act of loving kindness).
Thai Yoga Massage provides the recipient with both a physical and an energetic massage as well as adapts itself and respects the limits of each individual regardless of age or flexibility. This technique is both a preventative and therapeutic system.
Calmness and Rest
Refreshes the Spirit
Soothes and balances the Nervous System
Relieves Energetic blockages before they manifest psychologically or physically
Relief of pain and muscle tension
Improves blood Circulation
Activates the Lymphatic System
The origins of traditional Thai Yoga Massage can be traced back 2,500 years ago to India. However, during the spread of Buddhism to Southeast Asia this dynamic form of therapeutic massage became an integrated aspect of the temple environment within Thailand. The founding father of Thai Massage, Jivaka Kumarbhaccha, was a celebrated yogi and a doctor in the ancient Indian healing tradition of Ayurveda. During his lifetime he attended to the healing of many Kings and princes, however the most distinguished recipient was the Buddha. To this day, Jivaka is not only venerated as the founder of traditional Thai Massage, but he is also honoured as the source of Ayurvedic practices within Thailand. Due to Jivaku’s initial gifts traditional Thai massage developed over the centuries within the environment of Buddhist temples.