Thai Yoga Therapy

What is it?

Centuries ago, a dynamic bodywork therapy based on yoga and Ayurveda was born in the temples of Thailand. In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga Massage - also called Nuad Boran and widely known as traditional Thai massage - the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body's energy ("Sen") lines and pressures points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically.

Thai Yoga Therapy is performed on a mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility. No oils or creams are used.

What conditions is Thai yoga therapy used for?

Many people find that Thai yoga therapy has the following benefits:

  • relaxes
  • reduces stress
  • improves circulation
  • increases energy
  • increases flexibility
  • improves range of motion
  • centers the mind and body

History

The origins of traditional Thai Yoga therapy can be traced back 2,500 years. It is an ancient form of therapeutic healing that has roots in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. The founding father of Thai Massage, Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, was a celebrated yogi and a doctor in the healing tradition of Ayurveda who treated, among others, the Buddha.

After the death of the Buddha, the earliest Buddhist monks who travelled to Southeast Asia were accompanied by Ayurvedic doctors. These doctors practiced a healing art that would later evolve into traditional Thai massage.

Traditional Thai massage developed over millennia within the environment of Buddhist temples. It flourished as a way for spiritual people to share the benefits of meditation and compassion in a physical form. It is a respected form of healing practiced today in hospitals and temples throughout Thailand.

What does Thai Yoga therapy feel like?

Thai massage is more energizing and rigorous than more classic forms of massage.

The therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. Many people say Thai yoga therapy is like doing yoga without any work.

Muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure are also used during treatment.

People describe Thai yoga therapy as both relaxing and energizing.


Cost: 

90 minutes    $118
60 minutes    $88