Thai Yoga Massage has been called a “comprehensive full body treatment” that incorporates yoga postures with manual stimulation and stretching.
Born 2,500 years ago out of Ayurvedic medicine, its foundations were laid by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, the doctor of Gautama Buddha. When Buddhist monks joined up with Ayurvedic doctors in Southeast Asia, the tradition of Thai Massage was born.
Thai massage (also called Nuad Boran) uses manipulation of the body’s energy lines and pressure points, starting from the feet and moving upwards to the head, and including meditation and holding yogic poses to help improve circulation, relieve muscular tension, balance the body’s energy, and boost immunity.
This modality is traditionally practiced on a mat on the floor; clients remain fully clothed, and no lotions or oils are used.
- aiding in the detoxification of the body
- increased blood circulation, lower blood pressure
- boosting the immune system
- increased mobility and flexibility
- improving posture, balance, and body alignment
- removing energy blockages
- lessens arthritis and back pain
- tones the body and strengthens the joints
- improves emotional balance, concentration, mental clarity
- reduces stress and anxiety
- boosts energy and stamina
Read more about Thai Yoga Massage and training in the blog.
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“Rooted in Ayurvedic medicine, Thai bodywork, also called Thai massage or Thai yoga massage, combines stretching and body movements to loosen muscles, release tension and eliminate disease.
Through training at Thai massage school, practitioners learn how to integrate yoga, energy healing, acupressure and meditation to relax and invigorate clients, reducing their stress and tension and helping them achieve greater health.”