"If I was a cat I'd be purring..."
Lesley-Anne Selby, after her Thai Yoga Massage
took the opportunity to try the Thai Yoga Massage with the lovely Debbie when
it was on offer. The massage was wonderful and Debbie so knowledgeable she
gave me top tips to try at home. I have since booked another longer appointment
and will be seeing Debbie regularly for treatments. Definitely recommend."
Susan Bish, Oct 2014
What is Thai Yoga Massage?
Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient system of massage and assisted stretching developed in Thailand, and influenced by the traditional medicine systems of India, China, and Southeast Asia, in which the therapist uses hands, feet and elbows to apply pressure to points along energy lines, in combination with gentle stretching and applied hatha yoga.
It's a deeply healing and powerful combination of rhythmic massage, acupressure, deep stretching, gentle twisting, energy work and meditation all rolled into one experience. Thai Yoga Massage is also known as passive yoga, or assisted yoga.
The massage generally
follows the Sen Energy lines on the body (the Sen are comparable to Chinese
meridians). The flow of the energy lines is stimulated, opening areas which
are blocked and this brings the body, mind & spirit back into balance.
How can Thai Yoga Massage help me?
of Thai Yoga
Releasing tension in tight joints (especially good for back pain, neck & shoulder tension, hip mobility)
Increasing range of motion
Relieving muscular aches & pains
Balancing the energetic body
Relieving stress, fatigue, emotional distress
Helping to eliminate toxins
Stimulating the internal organs
What happens in a Thai Yoga Massage treatment?
Thai Yoga massage
is applied through loose comfortable clothing (e.g. tracksuit trousers and
t-shirt) on a futon (Japanese cotton mattress).
Working on energy lines and acupressure points, the practitioner moves around the body as you lie alternately face up and face down.
No oils are used in Thai massage. A case history is taken to ensure fitness to receive the treatment, which is not recommended in pregnancy. GP confirmation may be required.
By palming, thumbing,
gently manipulating joints and applying Hatha yoga stretches the therapist
stimulates the body's natural healing response by releasing any blockages,
eliminating toxins and bringing the whole self back into balance. You may
be helped into a seated position for some additional work on your back, and
assisted into some stretches on your side.
Thai Yoga Massage
is rhythmic and relaxing yet dynamic and energising. It works on many levels:
physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It can benefit most people regardless
of age, fitness or flexibility.
Treatment can be anything from one to two hours long.
It is advisable to avoid eating for at least one hour before your treatment, and set aside time to rest after the treatment.
Click here to see a video of Thai Yoga Massage.
We regret that Thai Yoga Massage is not currently offered at Equilibrium. As an alternative, we hope that we may be able to offer you one of our current 32 therapies here, and look forward to welcoming you to our clinic.
If you are a practitioner, please call or email as we'd love to hear from you.