About Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage is a therapeutic and nurturing form of bodywork.
It fluidly incorporates deep muscle pressure, assisted yoga-like stretches,
acupressure, joint mobilization, and energy work.
Thai Yoga Massage helps relieve tension and clear energy blockages,
bringing the client a greater sense of relaxation and well-being.
The ancient healing art of Thai Yoga Massage has been
practiced for over 2,500 years to maintain health and vitality.
Thai Yoga Massage is practiced with the client wearing
comfortable clothing on a cushioned futon-like mat.
Thai Yoga Massage sessions are typically 90 to 120 minutes.
History of Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage has it's roots in Ayurveda and Buddhist spiritual practices.
Dating back 2,500 years, folk legend attributes the founding of this healing art
to an Indian doctor named Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, personal physician to the Buddha.
These teachings traveled through Asia with Buddhism, arriving in Thailand,
where it has been practiced ever since.
Treat it with care."
Metta in Motion
"In Thailand, this work was traditionally practiced in temples and regarded
as a spiritual practice, a way to cultivate the four divine states of Buddhist practice,
Metta (loving kindness), Karuna (compassion), Mudita (sympathetic joy),
and Uppekha (non-prejudice). It is regarded as a practical application
of Metta and is also very much a meditation practice."
—Saul David Raye, Thai Yoga Massage instructor
The Thai Massage system is based on the flow of vital energy (lom)
through energy pathways (sen). The Thai Yoga Massage practitioner uses palms,
thumbs, elbows, forearms and feet to stimulate and balance the flow of energy
along these pathways. This helps to harmonize body, mind and spirit,
thus creating a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.
Just like with yoga asana practice, incorporating deep mindful breathing
into your Thai Yoga Massage session will powerfully enhance your experience.
Breath awareness encourages deeper relaxation of body and mind,
and strengthens the effects of Thai Yoga Massage.
Calm... ease... smile... release.
Present Moment...Wonderful Moment."
—Thich Nhat Hanh