Yoga Flow

 

Yoga flow

 

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

 

 

  • Variation of Supta Padangushtasana in yogi Sanskrit- is a rigorous, but very effective stretching exercise- focused to stretch insertion of the hamstring.
  • An excellent exercise for the spine is a simple “Supta Matsyendrasana” or Spinal Twist. This exercise helps to correct spinal problems, stretches and strengthens muscles of spine, relives mild backache.
  • Very effective medial rotation of hip and also quadriceps stretch-is called “Supta Virasana” in Sanskrit. It stretch`s also lower back and waist, reduces menstrual discomfort, aids in digestion and relieves asthma.
  • All exercises where patient`s legs are elevated while he is lying on the back- are good for low blood pressure and indigestion. Such exercise are also stimulating for the internal organs. For example variation of “ Supta Padangustasana” in Sanskrit is also stretching hips, quadriceps, hamstrings, groins, calves, relives mild backache and menstrual discomfort.
  • Very beneficial for a spine, chest, sciatica problems, knees, shoulders and ankles is a Triangle pose- “Utthita Trikonasana” in Sanskrit. It prevents also osteoporosis and relieves mild backache.
  • The plough “ Halasana” is calming clients nervous system. It reduces headache, insomnia, alleviates anxiety,stretches harmstrigs, calves, spine, shoulders, chest and neck.It is also very beneficial to alevitates mild back pain.
  • The “ Cobra” posture comes from the Yoga tradition and in Sanskrit it is called “Bhujanga Asana”. Is excellent for treating tension in the lower back, the neck and shoulder area. It is also a powerful spinal exercise ,benefiting the whole spine.
  • The bound angle pose “Baddha Konasana” variation in Sanskrit its recommended for patients with sciatica problems. It also relieves menstrual discomfort and is very beneficial to open the groins, hips and knee joint.
  • Common shoulder stand “ Salamba Sarvangasana ” variation in Sanskrit stimulates thyroid, thymus and prostate glands. It’s a greatly beneficial stretch for neck and shoulders. It improves asthma and sinusitis problems, alleviates stress, mild depression, fatigue and insomnia by balancing nervous system.

 

 

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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