Thai Yoga Massage is based on the concept of invisible energy lines which run through the body, the same as the yoga philosophy of prana or life energy. Blockages or disturbances in the energy flows – which lead to sickness – can be relieved by massaging particular acupressure points on the ten main energy lines (sen lines). More or less the same theory is found in the Chinese system of acupuncture and the Japanese system of shiatsu.
In Yoga Massage, the patient/client lies fully clothed and relaxed on a padded mat on the floor. The practitioner moves the client’s body into a variety of stretches, some of which will be familiar to a yoga student, such as the tree, locust and half-plough. In fact, Thai massage is sometimes referred to as ‘lazy yoga’, as the client gets all the benefits of yoga whilst the practitioner does all the work!
Benefits of Yoga Massage
Regular Thai Yoga Massage treatments can:
- Improve flexibility and range of movement
- Ease muscle pain and joint stiffness
- Improve posture
- Relieve chronic tension such as in the back and neck and some types of headaches
Yoga Massage is highly beneficial for muscles which are tight due to overworking them (such as in sport or gardening) or not using them enough (such as sitting at a desk for hours). It is also incredibly relaxing and is great for relieving stress and its symptoms.
“As a yoga teacher, I have been wanting to try a Thai Yoga massage for sometime, so I booked myself for a 90 minute session with Mark at White Tara. I was a little apprehensive but Mark soon made me feel at ease and I slipped easily into relaxation and the 90 minutes flew by. I felt it really helped with tension and flexibility and afterwards I felt amazing. Mark was knowledgeable about highlighting areas of tension and that needed more work. I would absolutely recommend Mark and am now a Thai Yoga Massage convert!”
Jo, Yoga Teacher
Yoga Massage is available on Saturdays at Derby Cottage Clinic, the leading osteopathic and sports care clinic in Newmarket.
60 minutes: £60.00
Please arrive 5 minutes early for your first appointment to fill out patient consultation form.
More information about Thai Yoga Massage is available in my Thai Yoga Massage leaflet (pdf, 570KB): download
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