What is Thai Massage?
Derived from Theraveda Buddhism, Buddhist medicine, Indian and Tibetan Ayurveda and Yoga Vedanta, Thai Massage (also referred to as Nuat Thai or Nuad Boran styles of Thai Yoga therapy), is the spiritual healing work of Thailand. Founder, Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha or Shivago Komarpai to the Thai people, was crowned the ’King of Doctors’ and was Buddha’s personal physician. This ancient healing art is said to have originated in the monasteries as a form of preventative health care for monks sometime between 800-1200AD.
Unlike most therapies, which focus on specific aspects or systems of the body and mind, Thai Massage encompasses our whole being - our bones and joints, muscles and fascia tissue, and our energetic and spiritual bodies.
Who it is for?
Thai Massage is suitable for any and every body. People who are highly active and physical, such as athletes, laborers and artists will benefit as well as those less active who would like to keep their body in healthy condition. It is highly beneficial for those who are inflexible or overweight.
What should you expect?
You will be moved you through a systematic series of assisted yoga-like stretches with gentle rocking, muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure along your energy lines and pressure points using my palms, thumbs, elbows, forearms, shins, knees and feet.
Thai Massage is an effortless, total body workout starting at the soles of your feet and finishing at the crown of your head. You will remain dressed in loose, comfortable clothing throughout the massage, which is practiced on a thick padded mat on the floor. The session lasts between 60 minutes and 2 hours dependent on the time booked.
What are the benefits?
Regular Thai Massage will increase energy levels, improve flexibility and circulation, reduce muscle tension, lubricate the joints and allow your body to heal itself and sustain its efficiency. It is an ideal therapy for those suffering from back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, tired or numb limbs, physical and emotional stress and mental fatigue.
One session will induce not only relaxation, but often a meditative state that restores inner balance. The Thai people believe that wellness and freedom from pain is a result of the unobstructed flow of energy through the body's tissues.
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