Thai Yoga massage is a dynamic bodywork therapy based on yoga and Ayurveda that was born in the temples of Thailand. Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility. No oils or creams are used. The practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body’s energy lines and pressure points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically.
As in yoga, the gentle stretches create a relaxing response from the nervous system, which has a positive effect upon those who are stressed, depressed, or anxious and may have difficulty relaxing on a traditional massage table.
Traditional Thai Massage is effective in preventing or correcting stiffness, chronic back and other pain, sciatica and mobility problems. It has also shown to be helpful to those who suffer from fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and Multiple Sclerosis. Thai Massage stretches muscles and gently manipulates joints further than an individual would be able to do on their own. It also targets muscles and joints that we rarely think about as being stressed, including the buttocks (gluteus maximus), the piriformis muscle (which can irritate the sciatic nerve), tight psoas (the large muscle that links the lumbar spine to the legs), and the sacroiliac joints.
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