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Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga massage is a healing system that aims to maintain the body’s physical condition and to balance and tranquillise the emotions. It was traditionally practised only in temples by monks. Not until 1832 was a text written to describe this unique massage. By order of King Rama III, the writings were carved in stone and can be seen at Wat Pho temple in Bangkok.

The Thai massage is performed on the clothed body on the floor and is rather like applied Yoga. It is famed for the wonderful stretches that it imposes on the receiver.

Most of the sequence is based on large-scale stretches and manipulations, lots of palming and deep ‘thumb-walking’ along the energy lines. Even the most stressed and pressurised individual can emerge from this kind of massage with a feeling of supreme lightness.

Benefits

  • Can relieve headaches
  • Releases pain and tension in the neck, shoulder, back, hip and legs
  • Good for sciatica sufferers
  • Ability to induce mental and emotional relaxation
  • Promotes body flexibility
  • Improves posture
  • Promotes well-being and good health
  • General calming effect at an emotional level
  • Improved sleep pattern

Avoid if you

  • Have artificial hip or knee joints
  • Have had surgery during the last six months
  • Have had major surgery on the spine
  • Have Osteoporosis
  • Have very brittle bones