Thai Massage Description
Thai massage looks like a cross between acupressure, yoga, and mat-based massage and is inspired by Buddhist teachings,
namely Mettā the act of loving kindness.
The effort from the practitioner works to free tension within the body
and clear blockage along the lines by which the life forces flow. Practitioners also position the body into yoga-like poses and gently rock the body to more deeply open joints and facilitate further limbering. Joint mobilization is achieved by repetitive movements designed to re-establish the full range of motion and reprogram the nervous system. Twisting the spinal column and wringing the tissues are popular measures to enliven the recipient.
A thorough Thai massage
includes the following basic positions:
The most likely way to begin the sequence is starting with the feet with the client lying face up. Working along the lines toward the hips. Then working along the lines from the hands toward the torso.
Abdominal massage is also rendered in this position as well as sitting above the head to work with the neck and shoulders.
This is one of the approaches that are unique in Thai Massage. There are so many ways to approach the body in the side-lying that it hardly serves to limit this to one picture. I was in a similar position when my classmate was working on me in 2008 when I decided to make Thai massage the focus of my therapy practice.
You can find available time slots and choose the duration of your appointment using the online booking system below.