Thai yoga therapy is a unique method of healing and rejuvenation with roots in Yoga, Ayurvedic Medicine and Buddhist spiritual practice. It is a unique and powerful system of Yoga Therapy, which combines rhythmic massage, acupressure, assisted yoga postures, gentle twisting, energy work and meditation.
Thai yoga therapy stimulates and balances the flow of healing energy within the body and opens the areas which are blocked bringing balance and harmony in the body. This system creates a powerful release of stress and tension, an increase in vitality and well-being and it deepens the connection between mind, body and spirit in both the giver and receiver.
History of Thai yoga therapy:
It is originated in India in about 1,000 BC and reached Thailand in about 200 BC and became famous in Thailand, which makes it one of the oldest forms of massage in the world.
How it is done?
Thai yoga therapy is a combination of gentle rocking, range of motion, passive stretching and gentle pressure along energy lines. In it joints are loosened and opened through manipulation and peripheral stimulation, muscles are stretched, internal organs are toned, vitality is increased and a deep state of relaxation can be achieved.
In Thai yoga therapy, the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body’s energy lines and pressures points.
Thai yoga therapy is performed on a mat on the floor; both the practitioner and client are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing free and flexible movements. No oils or creams are used.
How it works?
With the help of various techniques applied in a quietly meditative atmosphere, space is created in the musculoskeletal structure, the body begins to open and regain flexibility and ease of movement, while the mind gently returns to calm alertness. The body’s energy system is rebalanced, blood and lymph circulation is improved and internal organs are stimulated by pressure on peripheral reflex points.
Benefits of Thai yoga therapy:
- Thai massage has been used for centuries in Thailand to treat degenerative conditions and promote wellness.
- This ancient form of therapy is beneficial to the young or old, active or inactive, healthy or not so healthy.
- Brings balance and harmony to the mind, body, and spirit Maintains a pain-free healthy body Invigorates the nervous system
- Creates space within the joints allowing free and flexible movement and greater range of motion
- Promotes circulation and oxygenating Stimulates the internal organs, improving digestion and elimination and well-being
- Releases muscular tension, rids the muscles of toxins and prevents stiffness
- Enhance sports performance
- It’s really great way for people doing sports and athletics at all levels to stay flexible and injury free.
- It is an effective therapy for treating a range of pathological conditions of the musculo-skeletal system such as lower back pain, sciatica, fibrositis etc.