by Renee

Thai Yoga Bodywork   

Combines the best of yoga & massage

Thai massage is an ancient healing modality which has been widely practiced in Thailand for centuries. Its origin has roots in Yoga, Indian Ayurvedic Medicine, Buddhism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Thai indigenous healing arts. 

Thai massage can be traced back 2,500 years to India. The founding father of Thai massage, Jivaka Kumarbhacca, was an Indian Ayurvedic doctor and a celebrated yogi who treated many including the Buddha himself. As the Buddhist culture spread Buddhist monks along with Ayurvedic doctors traveled throughout Southest Asia bringing with them their therapeutic wisdom of the healing arts. From these various influences, an amazing form of massage evolved known as nuad Bo Rarn which means "ancient healing touch." Thai massage combines the science of Ayurveda with yoga and the principle of Metta the loving kindness.

Thai massage is performed fully clothes on a comfortable mat on the floor, where the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body's energy lines and pressure points to clear stagnation improve range of motion, relieve pain and liberate energy. Combined with gentle stretching, rhythmic massage and a flowing meditative sequence, resulting in a full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, reduces stress, eases discomfort, and creates total relaxation.