Some may have heard of Thai Yoga Massage and Thai Massage, wondering if there’s a the difference. These are one in the same. Of course each massage therapist has their own style and adaptation to the practice, but we are talking about the same type of bodywork.
During your Thai Massage, you, the client is in passive movements compared to a yoga class when the client is participating in active movements. As your massage therapist, having yoga class experience benefits you, but is not necessary for you to have. With my experience, the massage is a happy, relaxing yet energizing experience. As your practitioner, I will connect with you, gently take you to a deep, relaxing space while stretching and balancing the body, mind and spirit using rhythmic compressions. You will be in various yoga poses. Some refer to Thai Yoga Massage as the “Lazy Man’s Yoga”, because the trained massage therapist supports and stretches the client while in yoga poses. This form of bodywork can deliver instant results, such as reducing stress, improving range of motion, lengthening the muscle and increasing flexibility.
One of the fundamental principles in Thai medicine is that energy flows continuously throughout the body. If an obstruction occurs, this causes pain or disease. That an imbalance in the energy flow results in illness. Using my feet, elbows, hands and legs to apply pressure to the body’s energy channels and pressure points to restore the energy flow throughout the body.