At this level, the practitioner is either a beginner or an intermediately experienced Thai Massage Therapist. Movements and Flow throughout treatment may be slightly broken, with transitions between yoga positions being not as smooth, or as articulate and fluent. The therapeutic effect will be just as strong. The Flow of the treatment will become much more fluid and eloquent as the Therapist gains more experience. Due to this inexperience in the "dance" that is Thai Yoga Massage Therapy, we have lowered the fee for you.
Traditional Thai massage is an ancient healing system that combines broad and targeted acupressure, stimulation and manipulation of energy lines called sen, and assisted yoga postures. Treatment effects are enhanced when the patient is fully relaxed and breathing deeply. This traditional healing practice, called nuad or nuad boran in the Thai language, stands in sharp contrast to western massage therapies.
Traditional Thai massage rarely uses oils or lotions, and the recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and client, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked in order to clear energy blockages and relieve tension. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of the recipient. In this process, joints are opened, muscles and tendons are stretched, internal organs are toned, and energy is balanced. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and physical and mental well being.
BENEFITS OF THAI YOGA MASSAGE
Thai Yoga Massage can help alleviate the following symptoms:
- Muscles tension
- Aches and pain
- Postural imbalances
- Negative effects of fascial and scar adhesions
- Nerve entrapment
- Joint pain, discomfort and compression
- Restricted range of motion