Thai Yoga Massage is an effective and comfortable way to get the necessary stretching that we all need. This bodywork technique uses passive-assisted stretching, where your therapist will assist you to move into your stretch. The work is purposely slow as the therapist guides you through the stretching movements, while being aware of your physical limits. The combination of movements, stretches, and acupressure during your service provides a relaxing yet invigorating session of energy work and tissue rejuvenation. The stretching movements in Thai Yoga Massage affect your entire body by improving flexibility, releasing both superficial and deep muscular tension, and deep relaxation with quieting of the mind. The benefits of the massage are similar to yoga, leaving you feeling both relaxed and energized at the same time.
Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a soft floor mat rather than a raised massage table, which allows for the most effective use of the practitioner’s body weight rather than muscular force for the transmission of pressure, force, or energy. Pillows and bolsters may be used for better support. You remain fully clothed, except for the feet. Clothing should be light, comfortable and allow for flexible movement and deep stretching.
The work itself consists primarily of pressure on energy lines and points, and a large variety of stretching movements. Pressure is exerted with the therapist’s hands, feet, knees, elbows, and legs to facilitate the process. The pressure and stretching movements are combined in a comprehensive strategy. No oil is used during these sessions.