What Is Thai Yoga Bodywork?
Thai Bodywork gives the benefits of massage, yoga, and energy work in one nurturing dance. It is an ancient healing art form practiced in Thailand. The name in Thai language is Nuat Boran [noo-ut bo-rahn], but in America it is variously called "Thai Massage," "Thai Yoga Massage," or "Thai Bodywork." Boran means "ancient" or "classical" and Nuat is often translated as "massage", though it is not really "massage" as Americans think of it but a holistic bodywork. Traditionally given on a floor mat with clients fully clothed, Thai bodywork is a whole-body treatment. It combines passive stretching and movement of joints with several touch techniques and work along energy meridians (called sen in Thai).
You do not have to already be flexible to get and enjoy Thai Bodywork
The Benefits of Thai Bodywork
The whole treatment is a graceful, nurturing, interactive dance that is sensitive to the condition of each person. The effect of Thai Massage is greater flexibility, flow of energy, deep relaxation, and feeling of well being. The art of Thai bodywork achieves a deep therapeutic effect without harsh physical force through efficient use of movement, conscious touch, breathing and rhythm. Since it is given on a floor mat with the client fully clothed, practitioners can use their whole body in leverage and interactive work as they move and rock the client into various positions, apply rhythmic touch as well as some cross-fiber stroking of muscle and tendons. The treatment can be vigorous or gentle depending on the need or preference of the client. Always respectful and caring, it is adjustable to suit most clients, young or not-so-young, athlete or spectator.
.What Are Energy Lines?
The invisible energy lines are perceived to circulate throughout the body to maintain health and vitality.
There are said to be 72,000 lines. It’s believed 10 main lines treat the whole body and its internal organs.
This is a non-religious or spiritual perspective and practice. When this energy flow is blocked or restricted, it creates sickness or disease. To clear these blockages, Thai massage combines the application of pressure with manipulation, and muscle stretching in a full-body works, which improves overall health and well-being.
-What You Will Learn-
This is NOT a certification course!
In this introductory workshop, you will learn the basics of Thai Yoga Bodywork. You will learn various postures, different pressure techniques, the areas of Sen lines, and workable pressure points. Workshop = $40. To register, click here.