Thai massage, a 2000 year-old tradition from India, is much different than Swedish massage (which most think of when they think “massage”). Swedish massage focuses on kneading the muscles, basically squishing them around; whereas Thai massage treats illnesses but is also used to maintain a healthily life.Thai Massage combines many modalities of massage and weaves it together from the west and the east (myofascial, Trigger points, etc....). This weaving allows the physical and energetic bodies to be realigned together, creating a benefit that lasts longer than just the massage.
Thai massage is sometimes called “the lazy man’s yoga”. During the 90 minute to 2 hour session, you receive a full body massage, gently realigning your entire energy system through movements, meditation, and stretches--as if you were doing a yoga class.
It begins at the feet, like most eastern bodywork, which is meant to help realign and harmonize the entire energy chakra system, using acupressure, reflexology points, and the sen lines.
Thai massage takes place on the floor so that the practitioner has an easier time using leverage to stretch the receiver more effectively. During a massage you will find the practioner’s elbows, knees, feet, as well as hands being utilized, ensuring that you fully step into your own healing.
Thai massage has been known to harness the following benefits:
- Detoxifying the body and improving the immune system
- Improving posture and balance
- Alleviating arthritis and chronic back and joint problems
- Toning the body and disease prevention
- Increasing flexibility, mobility, and relaxation for your muscles
- Balancing emotions, gaining clarity and calmness
- Increasing concentration, self confidence and energy levels