Â?In the temples of Thailand many centuries ago, a dynamic bodywork therapy based on Yoga, Ayurveda and the martial arts was born. In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga Massage, the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the bodyÂ?s energy lines and pressure points.
The knowledge of Indian monks on Ayurveda, Yoga, and Buddhism was combined with Thai indigenous healing techniques and most probably with healing techniques from China. A powerful massage modality evolved from these.
Ancient Thai Massage 'Nuad Bo-Rarn' is a unique form of body therapy that incorporates Hata Yoga, Reflexology and Acupressure dating back at least 2.000 years ago.
The stretching movements of Thai Massage affect the entire body by increasing flexibility, releasing both deep and superficial tension, and helping the body's natural energy to flow more freely.
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Tradition tell us that it was given to the world by a physician, Shivago Komarpaj, in India who was a contemporary of the Buddha and is thought to be the father of medicine.
How and why it works?
The body becomes more balanced and healing takes placeÂ?naturally.
Thai Yoga Massage combines the best of yoga and massage [bodywork]. It is performed on a mat in comfortable clothing and is customized to the needs and wants of each person. It can provide amazing results to reduce stress, ease discomfort and create profound feelings of relaxation.Â?
Pressure is applied along the Sen Lines, meridian lines, with thumbs, hands, and feet to stimulate the movement of energy in the body.
Designed to be both relaxing and stimulating, Thai massage improves flexibility, reduces tension, stimulates internal organs, and balances the body's energy system.
About the author:Francesca is currently training in Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture, is a holistic therapist and has been practicing Thai Yoga massage for the past 10 years. Francesca trained with ITM, the Thai International Training Massage School of Chiang Mai and Lek Chaiya, Thailand. She lecturers at the Body Basics School of Body Therapy in London where she teaches Thai Yoga Massage, Thai Foot Reflexology, Thai/Ayurvedic Herbal Massage, Reflexology and various Oriental Workshops as well as teaching at various locations and Spas.
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