What is Thai Massage?
Thai Massage is perhaps the oldest recorded form of bodywork. Practiced more than 2500 years ago in Ancient India by the Buddha’s physician, it was later brought to Siam (now Thailand) by Buddhist Monks. Thai Massage continues to be commonly practiced today in Thailand as one of the arms of Traditional Thai Medicine.
What should I expect during a session?
Traditional Thai massage is a unique form of Bodywork that incorporates aspects of acupressure, reflexology, exercise, healing arts, meditation and Yoga. During sessions the client is fully clothed in loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. The sessions are performed on a mat on the floor with the client in face-down, face-up, seated and side-lying positions. The Thai Massage practitioner uses deep stretching, some assisted Yoga postures and compressions done in a rhythmic movement utilizing not only their hands, but also feet, forearms, knees, and elbows.
What are the benefits of Thai Massage?
Thai Massage can have deeply profound physical benefits, such as improved flexibility, relief of muscle tension and improved circulation of blood and lymph. Typically clients report feeling these benefits immediately and for longer periods of time than with other forms of massage. At its core, however, Thai Massage is a form of energy work. After receiving Thai Massage clients can expect to feel an enhanced flow of energy, an increased sense of relaxation and a heightened sense of awareness.