Thai Yoga Massage
Thai yoga massage is practiced on a futon with the client fully clothed – ideally clothes that are loose and baggy in order to allow movement. The massage is founded on the idea of working with the body’s “sen”, or energy pathways, which are similar to the meridians in Chinese medicine. No oil is used during the treatment and the practitioner simply uses hands, forearms or feet to move the energy. The principle is to apply acupressure, stretching and twists to shift energy and bring about a sense of well-being and relaxation. Generally, the practitioner works intensively with the recipient while staying very alert to what their body can and cannot do. This means that the treatment is very much about ensuring that the client is re-balanced in body and spirit.
Each session lasts for 90-minutes although for one hour, and shorter, are also offered.