Thai yoga massage uses gentle pressure and stretching techniques to relax the whole body. This is an ancient healing practice that originated in the temples of Thailand and dates back to around 2,500–7,000 years ago. This therapeutic style of massage combines soft tissue manipulation techniques, assisted yoga postures, breathing and meditation to bring the body into a state of deep relaxation.
What To Expect
During the massage, you will be pulled, stretched, and rocked at the hands of your Thai massage therapist (typically while you lay on the floor). Our licensed massage therapist will slowly work your body through various stretches. Our therapist may use their hands, knees, legs, or feet to help manipulate the person’s body into different positions. This should not cause pain or discomfort, but please let our massage therapist if they do experience either of these things.
Thai massage also uses energy work, which involves applying pressure to specific points on the body to open channels that will improve the flow of energy throughout the body.
People do not need to prepare for a Thai massage in advance, but they should consider the following advice:
- Arrive 15 minutes early to fill out any paperwork before the appointment
- Inform the practitioner about any significant medical history
- Wear loose-fitting or athletic clothing to allow a maximum range of motion
After a Thai massage, you will feel very relaxed. However, be mindful that your muscles have been worked, stretched, and prodded. After a Thai massage, remember to rest and drink plenty of water.
Benefits of a Thai Yoga Massage
- Reduces stress
- Boosts energy
- Relieves headaches
- Improves range of motion