Thai Yoga Massage Therapy
Of the 72,000 lines in the Indian tradition, ten are of great importance to Thai massage. These are known as sip sen (sen lines) and are connected to pressure points known as marmas. Massaging the sen promotes free flow of prana. It is through gentle stretching and massaging this network of energy lines that Thai Yoga Massage releases tension, making the entire body more limber. By opening up the body, energy can flow easily to help alleviate common problems such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches, digestive difficulties, menstrual problems and stress related conditions. Thai Yoga Massage also generates a deep sense of relaxation and promotes well being for the recipient.
- Relief from stress and muscle tension
- Improved circulation
- Detoxification of internal organs
- Improved alignment
- Increase flexibility and range of motion
What to expect and how to prepare for your massage:
Thai massage is performed fully clothed, without oils and on large padded mats. Every treatment is different and customized based on your needs, requests and your constitution.
Many postures in Thai massage include passive stretches (where the practitioner moves your body into a stretch), please wear clothing that allows you to stretch comfortably. No shorts please, even in the warmer months – your body temperature drops during a Thai massage due to its deeply relaxing and meditative nature.
Try to eat at least 1 hour prior to your treatment so that your meal has some time to digest before your session.
After your massage, be sure to hydrate well in order to help your body flush your system – this will ultimately help to enhance and prolong the results of your treatment.