This type of dynamic bodywork came about thousands of years ago in the temples of Thailand. It is an ancient form of therapeutic healing that has roots in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. The founder of Thai Yoga Massage is Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, who was a celebrated yogi and a doctor in the healing tradition of Ayurveda who treated, among others, the Buddha.Thai Yoga Massage developed over millennia within the environment of Buddhist temples. It thrived as a means for spiritual people to share the benefits of meditation and compassion in a physical form. It is a respected form of healing practiced today in hospitals and temples throughout Thailand. It is also known as Nuad Boran or simply traditional Thai massage.
Thai Yoga Massage involves the practitioner guiding the client through a series of yoga poses while palming and thumbing along the body’s energy (Sen) lines and pressure points. The benefits of this massage are numerous and include:
Physical Benefits of Thai Massage
• Help detoxification of the body and boost immune system
• Increase blood circulation, lower blood pressure
• Good for muscle relaxation, increase flexibility in your muscles, increase mobility
• Improve breathing
• Improves posture, balance, corrects body alignments and dissolves energy blockages
• Improves athletic performance
• Help arthritis and back pain,
• Help tone the body, strengthen joints and fight diseases, including chronic joint problems
• Prevents illnesses and alleviates degenerative diseases
• Slows the aging process
Mental Benefits of Thai Massage
• Improve your outlook towards life; builds an emotional balance
• Help with concentration and creativity/ Mind and body concentration
• Clear and calm your mind
• Help you gain mental clarity
Psychological effects of Thai Massage
• Reduce and relieve stress and anxiety
• Help people boost their inner energy levels
• Develop discipline and self-control
• Achieve better health, increases health and vitality.
• Raise the energy level and stamina
• Build internal power (and creates a natural confidence)
Thai Yoga Massage also incorporates the Ayurveda principle of doshas, where it is believed that each person is comprised of one or a combination of the three doshas; vata (air-ether), pitta (fire-water) and/or kapha (earth-water). Using this ancient knowledge the practitioner can treat the individual to their unique constitution.For example, the rhythm and intensity of each pose is directed by Ayurvedic principles of constitution: slow and gentle for vata, nonvigorous and relaxing for pitta, energetic and uplifting for kapha. Every time a person is brought into a yoga posture one or all of the doshas is activated.
Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat on the floor, with both the practitioner and client wearing comfortable clothing which allows ease of movement and flexibility.
Here at Live Well we are lucky enough to have our own Thai Yoga Massage Therapists: Takako and Ramone. Their treatments are nurturing, relaxing and centring. So to experience the hype and benefits of Thai Yoga Massage for yourself book an appointment with us today.