Blog - Traditional Thai Yoga Massage

By Jem Friar: 01 Jul 2015

Traditional Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing art, which originated in India, about 2500 years ago.  It reached Thailand in the 3rd Century BC with Buddhism, & has, to a large extent, been maintained in its traditional & spiritual form in the Buddhist Temples since then.  It is understood to be a physical application of loving kindness (Meta).

What is Thai Massage?

Thai massage is a unique & dynamic, whole body massage, which is both relaxing & invigorating. It is a very powerful & beneficial treatment for both physical & emotional problems, enhancing levels of general health & well being. It can improve your vitality, energy levels, posture, flexibility, as well as being helpful with many specific ailments.

How does it work?

Thai massage works on the body's energy system by stimulating the 10 main energy lines, the Ten Sen. Blockages in the flow of energy result in aches, pains, sickness & dis-ease.  I use hands, elbows, knees & feet to apply strong acupressure to points along these lines, in combination with gentle stretches & moving you through various Yoga positions.  This releases blockages & frees your body's own natural healing potential, thus restoring balance and health.

To get the most benefit from your treatment

A Thai Massage can be for 1/1½/2 hours. It is practised slowly, thus allowing you & the practitioner to enter a meditative state. The treatment takes place on the floor, on a padded surface & is done with your clothes on.  For this reason, you will need to wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing.  It is recommended that you do not eat for 2 hours prior to receiving a treatment and that you leave yourself some free time directly afterwards to appreciate and assimilate the sense of peace, inner harmony and vitality which this massage creates.