Thai Massage

Thai massage was developed in Thailand by Buddhist monks and was created as a healing modality about 2, 500 years ago. This massage uses pressure and passive stretching along the body’s energy lines to relieve joint and muscle tension, to increase flexibility and to balance the body’s energy systems. This helps in ushering back the balance in the body and deepens the connection between mind, body and spirit. Thai massage is both energizing and very relaxing.


Combining aspects of yoga, acupressure, and assisted stretching, pulling and rocking, Thai massage is a profoundly healing and deeply relaxing form of bodywork. Thai massage does have spiritual tradition and the purpose of the massage is to assist in healing a person emotionally, physically, and spiritually. To treat an illness, the whole body needs to be worked on, and not just a particular part.


The theoretical foundation of Thai massage is based on the concept of invisible energy lines running through the body. Along a network of energy lines (Sen similar to Prana Nadis), the human being is supplied with vital energy (Prana). It is believed that there are 72,000 energy lines in our body. Out of these energy lines Thai massage has selected 10 mainlines on which there are especially important acupressure points. These 10 “sen” are sufficient to conduct practical treatment for the whole body and its internal organs. Disturbances in the flow of energy result in an insufficient supply of Prana, which will in turn lead to sickness. Working on the energy lines with massage can break the blockades, stimulate the free flow of Prana, and help to restore general well-being.


In today’s fast paced life, we often tend to lose touch with our mind and body. The therapy not only provides relaxation and feel good factor, but also creates a great possibility in people to experience wellbeing and meditative state of body and mind. These sessions have great potential of bringing the mind in an absolute present moment, which can truly give glimpses of bliss.


Thai massage benefits those who find themselves stiff, sore, and tired from over-exertion in work or sports, or from arthritis or other debilitating diseases. Thai massage enhances strength and flexibility, relaxes sore or tense muscles and tendons, and can help to recapture lost range of motion. By encouraging lymphatic function, this traditional massage can also detoxify the body, heighten the immune system, and prevent disease and/or injury by promoting flexibility.


This massage is different from most forms of massage because there is no oil used on the client and the therapist uses a floor mat instead of a table and the client wears loose fitting clothing.


What are the benefits?

Some therapeutic effects of Thai yoga massage are:

  • Balances the body’s energy pathways
  • Improves the blood circulation
  • Improves range of motion
  • Manipulates fascia
  • Increases resistance to injury
  • Increases energy and peaceful alertness
  • Relieves pain due to arthritis, stress, and overworked muscles
  • Releases lactic acid and other toxins from areas of accumulation
  • Tones internal organs
  • Enriches emotional calming and deep relaxation
  • Deepens the connection between the mind and body
  • Enhances your practice of yoga, pilates, and other physical modalities


Contraindications to treatment

Please consult your physician before getting a massage, in case of : Heart conditions and chronic or acute diseases.

Please inform your therapist in case of pregnancy or if you have conditions such as spinal/disc problems, osteoporosis, hernia, back/neck pain, varicose veins, high or low blood pressure, stomach or intestinal problems, or if you previously had operations. Please also inform your therapist about current wounds, infections and blisters.


Who can benefit from Thai massage?

  • Athletes or anyone who participates in strenuous exercise, e.g., cycling, running, dancing, golfing, swimming, wrestling, working out, surfing, yoga practitioners or weight lifting. It helps to relax the muscles, increase flexibility and allow the body to recuperate.
  • Pregnant women - the soft and gentle technique helps reduce back and leg pains. It helps to relax the mother and her developing child.
  • Professionals, e.g., educators, office workers, business people - the deep pressure points helps to loosen your tense body, while reducing stress & increasing energy levels.
  • Musicians and other artists - proper pressure applied along the energy lines helps to reduce pain and numbness in shoulders, arms, hands, fingers, and muscles.
  • Anyone who is on their feet all day and is involved in physical work - it helps to reduce back pains and relaxes the entire body.
  • Travelers - if you drive or fly; it helps to reduce numb muscles and to increase blood circulation.
  • Elderly – reduces stiffness, improves range of motion, flexibility, blood circulation and provides a sense of general well being.


How long does a session take?

A standard Thai massage treatment involves assisted postures, sen line work, and acupressure points. Thai Massage is based on the holistic point of view that any problem is not just an illness of a particular part, but rather a disorder of the whole being. All the parts of the body are believed to have an organic relationship, which exists within an even greater whole—nature. Because of this holistic approach, treatments are usually about two hours long so that the entire body can be addressed. Shorter treatments are possible, but will be more focused on “problem areas” rather than treating the entire body.


CONTRA–ACTIONS

Contra-actions are reactions caused by a treatment. These symptoms are part of the healing process, sometimes called a “healing crisis”. The symptoms will pass.


After Thai Massage

Please drink a lot of water after the session to help your body remove toxins released from your tissues during the massage.


Price

67.80 USD per hour (90-120 minutes recommended), includes 13% taxes (IVA).