It’s exactly what it sounds like. A combination of yoga and massage therapy, this technique effects positive energy circulation to restore balance, rejuvenate your body, reduce stress, and relieve pain.
How does it work?
Traditionally performed on the floor, the Thai Yoga Massage is unlike any other massage therapy. You take as much part in the session as the massage therapist; you begin by lying on the mat and—rather than lying down passively—your body is manipulated into yoga stretches. In addition to guiding you through each pose, your therapist also massages your muscles wherever needed.
Thai Massage is founded on the belief that energy flows smoothly through a body with relaxed muscles. So if your muscles are tense or tight, your energy will not flow as it should. Your organ function, over time, will suffer; you will start to become inflexible, have bad posture, a weaker immune system, and in the long term, speed up the aging process.
The pressing techniques are intended to increase blood circulation, as well as facilitate the flow of oxygen and nutrients, which helps your body to naturally rid itself of waste. The stretching movements release muscle tension and help your body to regain flexibility. Overall, you will notice a significant difference in mobility.
Studies have shown that Thai Yoga Massage is more effective than a traditional massage in reducing enzyme markers—or stress markers—in the body. Because this type of therapy requires more movement and mindfulness, it is twice as strong; you have more control over your breathing, physical poses, and state of relaxation. As a result, your heart rate and blood pressure decrease considerably.
Thai Yoga Massage has proven to reduce joint pain ranging from mild to severe. How it works is: the combination of stretches and energy movement opens joints and extends muscles, creating extra breathing room between your muscle tissues to release the pain and bring relief.
If you want to find a natural solution to your pain or anxiety, book a Thai Yoga Massage with us today.