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Thai Yoga Massage
When: Thursday & Saturday
THAI YOGA MASSAGE - Lazy Mans’ Yoga
Originating in India this ancient Thai healing technique has been practiced in Thailand for some 2500 years. It was originally practised in temples by Buddhist monks, in line with their beliefs of loving kindness and compassion. Nowadays these caring principles are still at the core of this unique and powerful therapy which combines assisted progressive stretching, yoga, acupressure and reflexology.
The theory of Thai Yoga Massage is based on the concept of invisible energy lines that run within the body. The most important energy lines, the Ten Sen, are massaged as it is believed that if, and when blockages occur within these lines discomfort and dis-ease can occur. Whilst the client’s body is moved through a series of gentle yoga based stretches the therapist uses their palms, thumbs, feet, elbows and body weight to apply gentle pressure in a soothing, rhythmic manner to these energy lines.
Thai Yoga Massage takes place on a floor-based futon; with the client remaining fully clothed throughout and is ideal for anyone regardless of their level of flexibility. The Therapist starts the routine at the feet then works systematically upwards incorporating the legs, abdomen, arms, hands, side, back, shoulders, neck, head and finally ends in a deeply relaxing face massage. The unhurried delivery of Thai Yoga Massage provides clients with the time and “space” to relax the mind; it really is Lazy Man’s Yoga!
Thai Yoga Massage can be incredibly beneficial as it can release muscular tension; provide relief from stiff joints; encourage increased flexibility and improved posture; aid relaxation and improved breathing; stimulate the circulatory system; encourage toxin removal via the lymphatic system; and can generally ease the symptoms of stress.
After a treatment the client is usually left feeling energised, calm and centred. There may be some temporary healing reactions as toxins and emotions are released as the body is encouraged to rebalance, although most people leave with an increased sense of well being.