“In my experience, receiving a Thai Yoga Massage is like being tenderly guided on a journey into the unknown, and the things that I have discovered along the way have completely transformed my relationship with my body. The Integral Touch approach has taught me to let go on many levels and to enjoy moving in ways that I never thought possible. No other form of bodywork has even come close to being as effective as Thai Yoga Massage at releasing deep tension in my body or helping me access a profound sense of peace. I am a very grateful Thai Massage convert! ~Margaret, Denver
What is Thai Yoga Massage?
Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing art with origins in Ayurvedic Medicine, Yoga and Buddhism. It has evolved into a unique and magical combination of deep stretching, rhythmic compression, soft-tissue manipulation, gentle rocking, energy balancing, and acupressure.
A Thai Yoga Massage session differs from a Swedish massage in that it is conducted on a thick cushion on the floor, and the client remains fully clothed in loose pants and a comfortable shirt. A traditional session lasts two hours and consists of dynamic and fluid combinations of techniques that move, stretch and twist the client while they are positioned on their back, front, side, and sitting cross-legged on the floor.
History of Thai Yoga Massage
The art of Thai Yoga Massage was developed over 2,500 years ago by the physician to the Theravedic Buddhist order of monks and nuns in northern India. When the monks and nuns migrated from India to Sri Lanka, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, and Thailand, they brought this knowledge with them. What began as a method of facilitating deeper meditation practices has evolved into a healing tradition with a spiritual message of compassion, patience and awareness.
Benefits of Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage affects the entire body by increasing flexibility, releasing both deep and superficial tension, enhancing the body’s natural energy flow, and promoting inner peace and a quiet mind. Most clients report that following a session, they feel taller, more graceful, and more integrated, and they experience an exquisite sense of freedom in their body.