Manual Therapy for the Body and the Mind

Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga Massage, also known as Thai Massage, is an ancient healing system, using a combination of acupressure, Ayurdvedic concepts and assisted yoga style stretching and movement to achieve balance within the body. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and physical and mental well being. It is practiced clothed on a mat, and with no oil.

Sessions are 60 or 90 minutes long, with the 90 minute session being a more complete treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Thai Yoga Massage and standard massage?

There are several differences between these techniques. They include:

  1. Standard massage is typically done on a massage table, under a drape, with clothes off. Thai Yoga Massage is done on a mat on the floor with loose clothes on.
  2. Standard massage typically involves applying oil or cream to the skin and applying different techniques across the skin surface to create change in muscle tension. Thai Yoga Massage uses pressure points, movement, stretching, compression and various other techniques to affect change in the joints, muscles and energy flow throughout the body.
  3. Standard massage focuses on Western concepts of human physiology and anatomy. Thai Yoga Massage is based on Ayurvedic principles, focusing on a more holistic approach to the body, and including energy movement.


Is Thai Massage painful?

Certain therapeutic techniques function on the principal that strong sensation is the only way to effect lasting change. When working in these techniques, one can expect a “hurts so good” feeling, which is not the same as outright pain. If pain or even discomfort is experienced during the session, it is important to let the therapist know. A good therapist will interact with, and respond to the needs and comfort of the client, but may need to be informed when an adjustment is necessary.

Will I be sore afterward?

Thai Yoga Massage is about creating change to bring balance in the body. It is important to know that you MAY feel a bit sore in the 1-2 days following your massage, particularly if there is a lot of restricted movement in the joints or tension built up in the tissue. The sensation may feel like that following a heavy workout or strenuous physical activity. This is normal, and should dissipate, leaving the body feeling better.



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