Thai massage or Thai yoga massage is an ancient healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures. It was developed by Buddhist monks in Thailand as a healing modality 2,500 years ago. Thai massage is now offered in our Yoga and Thai Massage Studio located at our Lakewood Location. Karen and Tres use passive stretching and gentle or firm pressure along the body’s energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle and joint tension and balance the body’s energy systems. It is both deeply relaxing and energizing. The perfect massage for someone new to yoga, athletes, or tight bodies that are not used to movement.
Thai Massage clients remain clothed during the treatment. There is constant body contact between the giver and receiver, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked. The true ancient style of the massage requires that the massage be performed solo with just the giver and receiver. The receiver will be positioned in a variety of yoga-like positions during the course of the massage, that is also combined with deep static and rhythmic pressures. Thai massage improves circulation, flexibility, muscle tone, and is the perfect complement to any exercise routine.
Thai Massage is a form of therapy based on the theory of the flow of energy between specific points on the periphery of the body and the internal organs. Almost all poses (asanas) of Yoga or techniques of Thai Yoga Massage are based on either opening the blockages on these SENs/ Nadis or stretching them or contracting them. Therefore, it becomes necessary to understand what these channels are. A good rule of thumb to locate the SEN is to follow the valleys and peaks of the body. From an anatomical perspective, this signifies the space between two muscles or between muscle and bone. This space is filled with soft connective tissue called fascia formed from collagen proteins.
Even when there is injury associated with a particular part of the body, a therapist will typically work on acupressure points throughout the body. Linked through an intricate network of 72,000 energy meridians (sen), acupressure points stimulate and relax the client’s mind and body, promoting the natural healing processes. With this understanding, one can then observe that SEN form the space through which life flows (blood, lymph, nerves and bio mechanical force) in a body. When a blockage arises in the fascia due to adhesions then the SEN is constricted, and the flow of life impeded resulting in disease. Further, if a muscle gets tightened due to a trigger point then the resulting bulge in a muscle also can reduce the fascial space around it resulting in blocks. If the issue persists or if the blockage is close to the internal organs of the body then it can impede nutrient supply and toxin elimination thus affecting the normal healthy functioning of organs.
75 min $ 110
90 min $130
Thai massage is now offered in our Yoga and Thai Massage Studio located at our Lakewood Location.