Thai Yoga Massage
When booked in advance we can offer 1 hour or 90 minute treatments in our uniquely beautiful studio.
Get Comfy and Breathe Deeply
Fully clothed full body massage
Sometimes called "lazy yoga", Thai massage is an Asian floor massage technique incorporating stretching and smooth flowing massage strokes to stimulate circulation and flexibility. Thai massage is usually done in loose, comfortable clothing and uses pillows and blankets to support the recipient during the session.
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Benefits of Thai Yoga Massage
Thai massage is invigorating and stimulating, and both the therapist and the recipient usually feel positive energy moving more freely in the body by the completion of the session. Working from the feet up, the therapist uses breathing techniques with acupressure along the meridians and pressure points to open up energy channels and safely move and stretch the body, releasing any blocks to promote flexibility and a sense of well-being.
Origins of Thai Massage
Doctor Jivaka ~ physician of the Buddha
Dating back more than 2,500 years, the history of this ancient healing practice is vague, but the legendary founder of the art is believed to have been a doctor from northern India named Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha. Jivaka’s work consisted of manipulative techniques as well as instruction in proper diet, herbology and spiritual practices. Jivaka’s reputation as a great physician grew quickly. He was the physician of kings, noblemen and the Buddha.
Jivaka is reputed to have visited Thailand with a party of Buddhist monks and it is interesting that the Thai word for massage is nuad boran, literally meaning ‘ancient massage’. Whether or not Thailand had an indigenous form of massage before Jivaka arrived is not known. Jivaka’s medical system was based on India’s Ayurvedic and yogic traditions as developed by Patanjali. Thai massage’s Indian influence is still obvious today from the large number of yoga-like postures used, its many Sanskrit and Pali words, and its foundation in the breath.
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