Thai massage is a profoundly healing, effective, and dynamic form of bodywork that utilizes a blend of foot reflexology, muscle compressions, acupressure and therapeutic stretching.
Foot massage which addresses reflex points on the feet, joint mobilization of the ankles, and stretching.
Rhythmic compressions to loosen up and relax muscles. Can be gentle or deep, always’s tailored to receiver’s needs.
Using thumb pressure along energy lines, which are called Sen lines in Thai massage. Thumb pressure is used along these lines to clear blockages in the body, bringing the body back to a state of balance.
Thai massage is also known as “lazy man’s yoga”. While the receiver is relaxed and passive, they are put into different therapeutic stretches. This increases range of motion and decreases pain. It brings a sense of aliveness and facilitates the movement of energy through the energetic pathways. People often comment that they feel lengthened and taller after receiving Thai massage.
Although Thai massage is very dynamic and the receiver is being stretched and moved around, it is also very relaxing and meditative. The rhythmic, rocking motion of Thai massage activates the body’s parasympathetic nervous system…the “rest and digest” part of our nervous system versus the “fight and flight” that many are stuck in due to chronic stress and tension. This soothing, rhythmic flow is like a “moving mediation” and is extremely relaxing and restorative. It is profoundly healing for both giver and receiver.
OTHER THAI MASSAGE FACTS
Thai massage is typically performed on a thick, comfortable mat on the floor. However, can be modified for the massage table.
The receiver wears loose, comfortable clothing and no lotions or oils are used.
The massage practitioner employs various parts of their body, such as thumbs, fingers, palms, forearms, elbow, and feet
Thai massage is a holistic treatment, so the entire body is treated with the aim of strengthening a person’s own healing energies to release energy blockages. It results in balance and harmony within the physical body, the energy field, the mind, the emotions, and the spirit.
Thai massage has deep roots in traditional Thai medicine, Buddhism, and yoga. In Thailand it is also known as “Nuad Borarn”, which translates to “ancient massage. It was founded over 2500 years ago and was originally practiced in villages, in families, and in temples by Monks.
The duration of Thai massage treatments are typically 60, 90, or 120 minutes
Thai massage is also known as Thai yoga, Thai yoga massage, and Thai yoga bodywork