What is Thai Yoga Therapy?
Thai Massage is believed to have been developed by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, physician to Buddha, more than 2,500 years ago in India.
It made its way to Thailand, where the Ayurvedic techniques and principles gradually became influenced by traditional Chinese medicine.
For centuries, Thai Massage was performed by monks as one component of Thai medicine.
Known as Thai massage in Thailand, has its roots in a spiritual tradition, and its purpose is to heal a person physically, emotionally and spiritually.
What does Thai Massage do and feel like?
Thai Massage is more energizing and rigorous than more classic forms of massage.
In Thai massage the therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. Many people say Thai Massage is like doing yoga without any work.
Muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure are also used during treatment.
Thai Massage, which acts as a very effective form of stress relief. A refreshed spirit, calmness, balanced nervous system and an increased energy are some of the tremendous benefits that can be reaped from the overwhelming bodywork experience of Thai Massage.
By working with the human energy field , through Thai Massage your therapist works along the sin lines, the lines of energy. We literally have them all over our body, running up and down the legs, in the back, feet and your hands. Parts of an individual that have been neglected or ignored due to stress or disease can be accessed.
Areas that hold blocks in the field can manifest in different ways, affecting the client physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. Practitioners, help clients assimilate energy by releasing congestion and balancing areas where the flow has become blocked. The end result can be a feeling of connection, peace and a calmer mind and spirit.
What should I expect during my visit?
Thai Massage is usually done on a padded mat on the floor.
No oil is applied, so you are fully dressed. You are usually asked to bring or wear comfortable loose clothing to the massage and extra pair of clean socks.
A typical Thai Massage session can last from 90 minutes to two hours long.
What conditions is Thai Massage used for?
Many people find that Thai Massage has the following benefits:
- reduces stress
- improves circulation
- increases energy
- increases flexibility
- improves range of motion
- centers the mind and body
Thai Yoga Massage is not recommended for certain people:
- infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds
- immediately after surgery
- immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
- prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having Thai Yoga Therapy.
- pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering having Thai Yoga Therapy.
- Thai Massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.
- Don’t eat a heavy meal before the Thai Yoga Therapy
- Clean feet prior to coming and bring an extra pair of clean socks
- If it's your first time at the clinic, arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms. Otherwise, arrive 5 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage.
- Be sure that your yoga therapist has your complete health history, because people with certain conditions should not have Thai Massage.
- If you feel discomfort at any time, let your Yoga Therapist know.