Eases pain, balances energy, and enhances flexibility.
Thai yoga massage is a unique and invigorating take on body work.
Thai yoga blends massage, energy work, joint manipulation, and stretching to help people achieve whole body wellness. It seeks to balance mind, body, and spirit. Since it follows a holistic approach to health, Thai massage lends itself to a truly integrated sense of well-being.
People find it helpful in reducing pain, feeling more energized, and stretching muscles. The therapist works through all quadrants of the body, pressing into the muscle, stretching, and rocking the body. These techniques help the body to relax.
Although it seems that only flexible people would be able to achieve the stretching poses, those who need to improve their range greatly benefit, too. Many people use it to maintain or improve flexibility, for example to keep arthritis at bay. The therapist works with the client to challenge the limits of the muscles and joints, however stays within those limits. It may be contraindicated to receive a Thai yoga massage if you already have hypermobility, as we don’t want to overstretch or injure your joints.
Oftentimes, people also achieve relaxation and stress relief through a Thai session. The therapist works through each energy meridian to promote balance. Most people leave a session feeling simultaneously relaxed and reinvigorated.
The therapist traditionally works on a mat on the floor during a Thai yoga massage. But we also offer table Thai, which is performed in a similar manner, except elevated on a massage table. Additionally, the person receiving the work wears comfortable stretchy clothes that can move along with the poses. A session starts face up, moves through some seated poses, and then turns face down. Like yoga, most stretches target multiple muscles at a time to give the body thorough attention.
Learn even more about this style of massage in our short video demonstration.