Thai Massage

"To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep the mind strong and clear."

 
 
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Thai Massage

Is a style  that combines acupressure, assisted yoga postures, and Ayurveda. It originated in Buddhist monasteries over 2,500 years ago as a form of preventative health care for monks.  Thai Massage works both the physical and the energetic body.  According to Eastern tradition the human body is comprised of a system of energy lines.  Stress, diet, and lack of exercise or regular movement contribute to stagnation and blockages along these lines which causes dis-ease. Thai Massage works to clear these energy lines and promote healing. 

Unlike more well known forms of massage that use oil or lotion and are done on an elevated massage table, Thai massage is usually done on a padded mat or futon on the floor.  No oil or lotion is applied, and you are fully clothed. The therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches and also applies muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure. 

Benefits

• Improve circulation • Relieve chronic pain • Ease muscle tension • Increase energy • Reduce stress •  Promote relaxation • Rejuvenate the energetic body • Increase flexibility and mobility •