The Benefits of Thai Yoga Massage _ Thai yoga massage therapy

The Benefits of Thai Yoga Massage
Thai yoga massage therapy


Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient and sacred system of healing with roots in Yoga, Ayurvedic Medicine and Buddhist spiritual practice. Believed to have been developed over 2,500 years ago, it is a unique and deeply powerful form of Yoga Therapy. Integrating rhythmic massage, acu-pressure, asanas (Yogic stretching exercises), gentle twisting, energy work and meditation, Thai Yoga therapy stimulates and balances the flow of healing energy within the body. It helps open the areas which are blocked bringing the person deeper into balance and harmony for health, happiness and wellness of being. Thai Yoga is an optimal form of therapy for those who seek to powerfully release stress and increase vitality and well-being.
Thai Yoga is generally practiced on the floor on a thickly padded yoga mat. Often referred to as assisted yoga or active massage, it is an interactive form of massage that requires the recipient's active participation in order for the massage to take place. The recipient will be assisted into postures and stretches and experience having his or her weight manipulated to maximize the range of extension. Because of the shared intimate physical and spiritual space that a session requires, it is very important to find a licensed professional practitioner that puts the client at ease. The Thai Yoga system is a gentle way of stretching the body and strengthening the connection between mind, body and spirit. It is a form of healing that benefits both the practitioner and receiver.

Holistic Directories rather than conventional spas are the best places to look for ethical, professional Thai Yoga practitioners.


What is Thai Massage and How Does it Differ From Other Massage Techniques?

Believed to have been founded by Buddha’s own physician approximately 2,500 years ago, Thai Massage (or nuat phaen boran) is one type of ancient therapies that focuses on specially designated energy lines, or meridians, through the body.


Ancient eastern cultures believed that the key to healing ailments in the body layed in opening the flow of yin and yang energy (qi or chi).(2)

Practitioners of Asian medicine focus on 12 major meridians, in addition to minor energy pathways and hundreds of pressure points.

There are a few physical characteristics that Thai Massage and spa massages have in common.
First, both types promote a state of restfulness (inadvertently providing stress relief). All styles make us feel great. According to a 2011 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, they can also relieve pain in the body (even if only temporarily). 

Many times, spa massages are confused with the term “bodywork”, a category that Thai Massage falls under. The examples above, however, where the similarities end. Asian bodywork, including Thai Massage, have been described as “therapeutic or personal self-development practices”.
These two categories are very different from each other visually. Unlike what you would expect in a spa, Thai Massage is practiced fully clothed.

The receiver (the person receiving the massage) is advised to wear comfortable, loose-fitting garments that allow movement. The giver, or the massage practitioner, uses his/her hands, feet, arms, legs and torso to pull, press, stretch and rock each section of the receivers body.
Thai Massage is also:

» Practiced on a mat or firm mattress, on the floor

» Void of oils or lotions

» A combination of theories and practices from acupressure, Ayurveda and yoga


» Believed to open energy lines throughout the body

» Sometimes started with both the giver and receiver meditating

An easy way to picture a Thai Massage session is by imagining a yoga class where students are assisted by a second person. Each “second person” molds the body that they are working on so each asana is performed properly, without the student’s need for focus or energy expenditure.
The slow movement, correct alignments, relaxed state and guided motions help receivers to stretch and tone their muscles without “working for it”. Instead of pushing too hard or worrying about balance, receivers simply enjoy each range of motion.
Practitioners should know how to gauge the physical abilities of their receivers. Although Thai Massage usually follows a set series of asanas, pressure points and stretches, practitioners will adjust each movement to match the receivers aptitude and needs.

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