Thai Yoga Massage has its roots in the Indian systems of Yoga and Ayurveda. Around 2000 years ago Thai Massage was brought from India to Thailand along with Buddhism. It is believed to have been developed by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, the legendary founder of Thai massage.
Thai Yoga Massage is the world’s oldest healing therapy, which blends elements of Yoga stretches, with acupressure on the energy lines. The therapist is working on energy lines using hands, knees, elbows and feet in combination with Yoga stretches and acupressure to release blocked energy and to free the body’s natural healing potential. The therapist is using bodyweight instead of strength, and staying in a meditative rhythm creates a graceful dance.
It is said that Thai Yoga Massage is "the physical application of loving kindness".
The primary aim is to RESTORE and BALANCE the body's energy system, but the benefits of Thai Yoga Massage are countless. Some of the Thai Yoga Massage benefits:
• Reduces and relieves stress and anxiety
• Clears and calms the mind, and improves emotional balance
• Helps detoxification of the body and boost immune system
• Improves breathing and blood circulation, lower blood pressure
• Helps to improve posture, increases flexibility and range of movement in the joints
• Relieves from aches and pains
• Helps boost energy levels, improves overall health and vitality
It can also be great for therapeutic benefit for a range of specific problems and conditions, such as
headaches, asthma, back pain, digestive disorders, shoulder and neck tension, joint pain, sciatica, sinus pressure, numbness, menstruation problems, insomnia and stress related conditions, such as anxiety, depression.
Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat on the floor with the patient dressed in light clothes. Full energy balancing is best achieved during a longer session of 2 hours, shorter treatments of 90 or 60 minutes are best suited for follow-up sessions.