Thai Bodywork // Thai Yoga Therapy

 

Thai Bodywork // Thai Yoga Therapy // Thai Massage // Thai Body Alignment // Thai Healing is an hour and a half long healing session during which the practitioner uses their palms, elbows, knees and feet to compress muscles, stimulate acupressure points, and gently stretch the body allowing it to relax, open, and literally decompress. Called the Moving Meditation, this intricate, fluid, and intuitive cleansing series promotes deep relaxation within the body and stillness within the mind while alleviating all types of ailments and injuries, leaving you feeling calm and centered. Thai Bodywork is practiced on a thick, comfortable mat on the floor and for total ease the client remains fully clothed as this practice does not contain oils or creams.

Thai Healing also encompasses...

fire Cupping
gaew soon yaa gaat

An ancient practice that is in essence like trigger point work. Cups lift the layers of the body off of one another draining an area, allowing space between the layers, increasing circulation and thereby nourishing muscles and tissues below.

Hot Herbal Compresses
lôok bprà-kóp

Hand crushed organic herbs that are steamed and applied to the muscles to open up the layers, release tension quickly and soften the tissues. They are also for sale so you can treat yourself at home!

Scraping
gaan krôot

This style of healing is a removal form, a sweeping of the area of heat and toxic stagnation. Scraping is most effective at relieving tension, anger, frustration and trauma. The pressure is very soft-- more like a flicking movement.

what does a thai session look like?

That depends completely on the person, the ailment, and what the body is presenting that day. Thai Massage is usually associated with a sequence and large stretching, but a good portion of my work is subtle-- slowly opening up the layers of skin, tissue and muscle to get to the energy channels and deeper layers slowly over time. This method is targeted towards lasting relief and the dissolution of ailment in the body instead of immediate symptom relief. Here are just some of the things that could happen in a single 90-minute session....

pulse reading • light massage • back walking • acupressure • foot work  • warming • stretching • seated massage • range of motion • shaking • traction • energy channeling • deep massage • reflexology • point work • guided visualization • bliss

A complete Thai massage incorporates a combination of acupressure and yoga-like stretching. Thai Massage is different from many Western forms of massage in that there is no oil used, the therapist uses a mattress on the floor (instead of a massage table), and the client remains completely clothed throughout the session. It is so different from what we typically thing of as a “massage” that it is often described as having someone “do yoga to you.”
— Dr. C. Pierce Salguero, and David Roylance
Kaiya Yuen