Thai Yoga Massage is unique blend of rhythmic Massage, assisted progressive stretching, acupressure style Massage during which the Client is invited to “go within” themselves, to let go of doing, to be as much as a rag doll as they can be this all allows for a deeper more profound Massage! It’s perhaps not surprising that Thai Massage is aka Lazy Mans’ Yoga!
Unlike traditional Western Massage Clients remain full clothed as they lay on a floor based futon. There is the space for quiet inner reflection as the Massage takes place either in silence or with gentle music ; it may feel like a “meditation in motion”.
Joe uses her hands, thumbs, feet, elbows to apply pressure in a gentle yet deep way, to work on releasing any blocks of energy that lie within the “Ten Sen”, this is the Thai name for the bodies energy pathways which carry our life force energy or “sen”; these are similar to the Chinese Meridian and Yogic Nadis.
It is believed that blocks in the bodies’ energy lines attribute to dis-ease and discomfort hence the joint mobilisation exercises, stretching of the muscles, stimulating energy points will cumulatively encourage the free flow of “sen” and encourage waste materials and toxins to flush from the body.
Thai Massage is about bringing the body and mind into a state of harmony and ease. Clients notice different things maybe it’s an increase in flexibility/ mobility with the hip, shoulder rotations, perhaps they feel lighter as the blood and lymph flow have been stimulated, maybe pain may have been released.
Contrary to what you may have heard Thai Massage is an ideal style for anyone who is keen to remain flexible, to learn how to become able to let go of “being in control”, to bring the mind and body to a sense of “equilibrium”; natural body balance. It can soothe and restore, create harmony and transform! Are you ready to try some Thai Yoga Massage?
The full initial session is 2 hours plus your consultation – so allow a minimum of 2 hours and twenty minutes. Shorter follow up sessions are available for anyone wanting to focus on specific areas however for the Massage connoisseur only the longer sessions will do.
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Contra- indications for Thai Yoga Massage/ Thai Massage
It is generally suitable for everyone, including the very young and the very elderly. However, it should be avoided if you have osteoporosis or very brittle bones; spinal fusions or artificial hip, knee or elbow joints; phlebitis, haemophilia or lymphatic cancer. If you have high blood pressure or heart problems, it will probably be better if you consult with your GP as you may need a referral from them before booking in a Thai Massage with Joe.