Thai Healing Therapy (also known as Thai Yoga Massage) helps relieve blockages, balance energy in the whole body and ecourage deep relaxation and release. This offering incorporates a variety of Eastern healing techniques including:
Each session begins with a centering meditation, inviting you to go inside your own body, connect with your breath and set an intention for your session. Thai Healing Therapy was traditionally regarded as a practical application of Metta (loving-kindness) and if the client chooses to remain inside this experience, it can become a deep meditation practice.
Rhythmic Massage and Yoga Stretching
Thai Healing Sessions incorporate a variety of supported stretching, movement and massage techniques. Because the origins of Traditional Thai Massage lie in India, many of the movements look and often feel similar to supported yoga postures.
Energy Work and Acupressure
The foundation of Thai Healing Therapy (as with all Eastern methods of healing) is based in the concept that at its most basic level, all life is energy. Within the human body, these energies flow along a network of channels or lines (sen, nadis, meridians). From this perspective, health is seen as a state of energetic balance. Thai Healing Therapy sessions aim to stimulate the flow of energies within your body by working along sen lines (energy channels). In the Thai system, there are10 main lines and a number of vital acupressure points which are worked using palms, thumbs, elbows, forearms and feet.
History of Thai Healing Therapy/Yoga Massage
Thai Healing Therapy/Yoga Massage has roots in Yoga, Ayurveda and Buddhist spiritual practices. Dating back 2,500 years,folk legend attributes the founding of this healing art to an Indian doctor named Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, personal physician to the Buddha. These teachings traveled through Asia in tandem with sacred Buddhist practices, eventually arriving in Thailand, where it has been practiced ever since.