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Thai Traditional Massage – Northern style

 

The Traditional Medical Massage of Thailand, more commonly known as 'Thai Massage', is one of the world’s oldest healing modalities. It originated in India over 2500 years ago 

 

Thai Traditional Massage is similar in many ways to 'Yoga' since Thai Massage uses two primary procedures i.e. to apply gentle pressure with the hands and feet and a wide variety of passive stretching movements.

 

Benefits

 

  • Releases tense muscles and knots.

  • Increases flexibility and joint movement.

  • Assists postural alignment.

  • Stimulates internal organs.

  • Improves neurological functioning & vitality.

  • Relieves tension and stress.

  • Helps healing long term injuries.

  • Balances the energy flow through the body.

  • Induces deep relaxation and helps strengthen the immune system.

  • Calms the mind.

 

What happens?

 

In the Northern Thai massage the recipient lies on a mat on the floor. There is a standard procedure and rhythm to the massage which uses hands, feet, arms and legs. 

Thai Massage treatments and therapy incorporates deep tissue massage, yoga style stretches, meditative breathing and is relaxing and energizing. 

Traditional Thai Massage uses the Authentic Ancient Lanna Thai Style to gently relax and manipulate the recipient, rather than the Americanized assisted Yoga style which forces the recipient into various postures.

The massage follows the Sen Energy lines on the body and can last from an hour to two hours.

 

How does it feel?

This deeply relaxing massage is very different from other forms of bodywork - smoothness, rhythm and flow are three words that come to mind. Nothing is hurried; there are no sudden changes of rhythm or speed. Every technique melts into the next with total economy of motion; it looks like a beautifully choreographed performance.