Thai Yoga Massage
Thai massage is a form of body work that has gained wide popularity in the West. A complete Thai massage incorporates 108 postures with a traditional combination of point pressure, energy meridian work (Sen Lines), and yoga-like stretching for an invigorating and balancing experience.
Many Thai Yoga massage clients rave about this style of massage as it offers great stress relief and that it can eliminate tension, which allows them to feel completely relaxed. The unique style and graceful movements bring well being to both the client and practitioner.
Thai massage, Thai Yoga massage, Thai Therapy, Nuad Phaen Boran, or Nuat Thai all mean the same thing and is fast becoming the most popular massage technique offered in America because of its lasting effects. Thai massage requires qualified instruction to ensure safety for both the client and practitioner. Thai massage is most different from other forms of massage in that there is no oil used, that the practitioner uses a comfortable floor mat (as opposed to a table), and that the client remains comfortable clothed throughout the massage. That helps to open this modality and the Thai Yoga Massage services to many new clients.
Thai Yoga massage blends point pressure and stretching benefiting those who find themselves stiff, sore, and tired from over-exertion in work or sports, or from arthritis or other debilitating diseases. Thai Yoga massage enhances strength and flexibility, relaxes sore or tense muscles, and can help to recapture lost range of motion. By encouraging lymphatic function, this traditional massage can also detoxify the body, heighten the immune system, and prevent disease and/or injury by promoting flexibility.
Susan has completed Level 2 course work at The Thai Institute of Healing Arts located in Arlington, VA. (http://thai-institute.com). Her yoga training in Vinyasa Flow and Svaroopa Yoga combined with Thai Yoga massage provides her with a unique insight into this healing skill.
Gordon Wicks has completed level 1 course work through River View Spa co founder Renata Grigori.