_also known as yoga massage, consists of deep massage and
stretching movements. The therapist uses his hands, elbows, knees, feet
and entire legs to move the client into a series of yoga stretches. No
oils are used in Thai massage. The client wears comfortable clothes, and
the massage is performed on the floor on padded mats. Getting Thai
massage may feel like doing yoga without having to exert yourself.
Thai Massage incorporates elements of mindfulness, gentle rocking, deep stretching, and rhythmic compression to create a singular healing experience. Thai Massage uses assisted yoga Asanas to open the joints and relieve the tension in surrounding muscles, which allows prana, chi, or healing energy to move more freely through the body. Thai Massage allows the receiver to experience a deepening into the asana (yoga posture) through a deep and gentle assistance, opening the joints without the resistance created when using their own power. The use of gentle rocking, thumb pressure and rhythmic compression helps the body to be prepared for the stretches so that the person feels “invited” to receive the stretch and defence reactions are not triggered
massage stretches your muscles, releases tight joints and increases
range of motion. It improves circulation and reduces stress. You will
feel relaxed, centered and energized.
should not get Thai massage if you have infectious skin disease, rashes
or open wounds. Unless recommended by your doctor, you should not get
Thai massage immediately after chemotherapy, radiation or surgery. If
you are prone to blood clots or if you have heart disease, consult your
doctor before getting Thai massage. If you are pregnant, you need to
consult your doctor as well, and find a Thai massage therapist who is
certified in pregnancy massage. If you have bruises, inflamed skin,
unhealed wounds, tumors or recent fractures, Thai massage should not be
done directly over the affected areas, so advise your massage therapist
of any such wounds.