Thai Yoga Massage is also known as Traditional Thai Massage or Nuad Phaen Boran in Thai. It goes back more than 2500 years. It originated from India and was systematised by an Ayurvedic Doctor in Northern India by the name of Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha. Bhaccha was a friend of Lord Buddha and head physician of the Sangha. His teachings reached Thailand around the same time as Buddhism.
Thai massage is therefore, related to Tui Na (Chinese Massage) Ayurveda and Shiatsu. The meridians used are similar to those used in Chinese medicine.Thai massage was originally practised by monks and nuns in the temples where new practitioners are still trained today
Thai massage is practiced with clothes on. It combines pressing and palming techniques with Yoga type stretches. It is quick and easy to set up, involves no messy oils and feels great.
It can help to:
As an Ayurvedic practitioner I have integrated the use of marma or pressure points into the work to help manage specific health issues. Marma points are all over the body but are usually clustered around the joints or ‘junction- points’ where the body is more vulnerable.
I have been practising Thai Yoga Massage since 2004. I trained both in the UK and in Thailand in the Wat Po system, the most well known technique of practice.
Please email me for more information or to book a session.
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