What is Thai Yoga Massage?
Thai Yoga Massage is an eastern form of massage that incorporates acupressure and yoga-like stretching. It relates directly to yoga principles originating in India and has similarities to some Chinese massage techniques such as shiatsu and reflexology; working on specific acupressure points and energy lines within the body to promote a natural self healing process. It differs from many western forms of massage in that the treatment takes place on a mat on the floor, no oil is used and you remain fully clothed.
Why have Thai Yoga Massage?
The aim of Thai Yoga Massage is to work on stimulating or relaxing the body as required and to promote the natural healing process. It can be varied to suit a wide range of physical needs and is suitable for all ages. Clinical trials have shown that thai yoga massage can help treat back pain, decrease stress levels and aid general well-being. In addition, it is often used as a form of physical therapy to increase range of movement/mobility and strength. It is particularly beneficial for people who find they are stiff or sore from overexertion.
What does Thai Yoga Massage involve?
Before having your Thai Yoga Massage, you will be asked to complete a short form outlining any medical problems and what you would like your therapist to focus on.
Thai Yoga Massage is done on a futon mat on the floor. No oil is used and you will remain fully clothed throughout the treatment. As the massage may involve stretching, we recommend you wear stretchy, comfortable clothing, such as leggings or jogging bottoms (as you would for a yoga class). You may be asked to lie in different positions so that the whole body is worked thoroughly.
Is Thai Yoga Massage suitable during pregnancy?
Yes, thai yoga massage is perfectly safe during pregnancy. Normally you would need to wait until you are 12 weeks pregnant before having any form of treatment. If you would like to know more or have questions, please contact me.