Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage (Nuad Bo-Rarn) is an ancient healing technique originating in Thailand which unifies aspects of Indian yoga and Chinese acupressure.
A complete yoga massage incorporates acupressure techniques and yoga stretches along with mediation to bring about feelings of deep relaxation by releasing blockages and allowing energy to flow more freely through the body. It is particularly known for alleviating stress, relieving muscle tension, increasing flexibility and/or suppleness of the joints and increasing blood circulation.
During a treatment you can expect to receive a dynamic and rhythmic massage where pressure is applied using the hands and feet of the therapist along energy lines on the body. You will be guided into a number of deep and passive yoga-like stretches as well as receiving acupressure on specific points of the body.
Another key aspect of this ancient healing system is energy-work. The movements performed during the massage clear and open energetic pathways located throughout the body called SEN.
These SEN pathways can essentially be thought of as ‘wind channels’ and when imbalances or ‘bad air’ accumulate in the body, these wind channels become blocked and the ‘air’ or energy becomes stuck.
This shows up as malfunction within the body usually somewhere along an associated pathway that can manifest itself in a number of ways such as physical tension or discomfort, restlessness, insomnia, mental fatigue and burnout, to name a few.
Working these SEN pathways with acupressure helps to clear out these blockages and allows ‘good air’ to flow once again.
Every thought and feeling we experience is registered in the muscles of our body. Our emotional structure blends with our physical and energetic structure to make us who we are. And so when we experience prolonged tensions or strain on our emotional or energetic structures, if not addressed, they eventually show up in our physical body. The grounding nature of Thai Yoga Massage facilitates the integration of all parts.
The treatment of Thai Yoga massage can alleviate headaches, tension in the neck and shoulders, back pain, stiff and immobile joints, premenstrual tension, depression, insomnia and burnout. It can be particularly effective for numbness or loss in feeling conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and Sciatia.
The benefits are significantly enhanced when the body and mind are willing to relax and through deep breathing, which naturally allows everything to release, induces a meditative state for both the recipient and the practitioner.
The overall effect is one of deep relaxation and rejuvenation to your physical and mental well being.
This mode of massage is that it is performed on a large cushioned mattress on the floor while the client remains fully clothed, therefore no oil is used.