Thai massage is often referred to as Thai-yoga bodywork. It is a simple way of obtaining all the benefits from yoga, remaining healthy and flexible – without having to perform/learn a yoga practice.
The variety of Thai massage manipulation techniques, combined and carried out in a flowing sequence maintain the body in a youthful and healthy condition.
The ” flowing sequences” describes exactly the rhythmic essence of Thai bodywork, with its sequence of slow and deep presses, stretches and twists.
Thai massage is like a beautifully choreographed duet : the basic theme is repeated over and over again, but with subtle variation for each body part that is treated.
Depending on the patient needs of different postures, during the treatment i will integrate some of the yogic postures .
Here are some of the most beneficial and common yogi postures in my sessions
Clients will during the treatment achieve yogic postures that they normally would not be able to experience on their own, and at the same time, the flowing sequences will manipulate the muscles and tendons and give a deep relaxation and facilitate stretching the muscles even deeper than in a yogic session.
The foundation of thai massage – same as in the yoga practice, is a proper breathing. The breath is a very useful aid to relax muscles. Bringing the stretch deeper with the client`s exhalation, and ease off a bit with each inhalation, is beneficial method to achieve a deeper work-out. The breathing of masseur and patient should be coordinated. In this way increasing the sensitivity for both.
My own yoga practice is helping me to better understand the physiology of stretching, and to recognize the experiences of my clients.
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