Thai massage is thought to have developed when Theravada Buddhism was introduced into Thailand from India some 2000 years ago. The monks blended India’s Ayurvedic medical system with the healing traditions that were already present in Thailand.
Thai massage like other Asian massage techniques is a form of therapy based on the theory of the flow of energy between specific points in the body. These energy channels are referred to as sen in Thai medicine. It is through the massaging and stretching of this network of energy lines that Thai Massage releases tension by allowing energy to flow more freely. Promoting this free flow of energy works to restore balance that works to alleviate problematic conditions.
During a session the therapist uses their hands, knees, legs, and feet to move the client into a series of yoga like stretches. Muscle compression, joint mobilization, acupressure and hot herbal compresses are also used during the treatment with a resulting suppling and structural aligning of the body. This blend of acupressure and stretching is especially beneficial for those who find themselves stiff, sore and tired from over exertion in work, sports or from disorders affecting mobility.
Thai Massage brings penetrating massage & gentle yoga movements into a profound healing system, leaving you feeling deeply nourished, relaxed, and filled with energy.
Thai Massage is different than other forms of massage. It is done on a comfortable mat on the floor as opposed to a table. During the massage no oil is used and the recipient remains fully clothed. Please bring or wear comfortable clothing that dose not restrict your range of motion.