Thai Yoga Massage
Thai yoga massage follows the principle of energy meridians, called sen lines, that course throughout the body, similar to meridian lines in acupuncture and Ayurvedic traditions. The sen lines in theory are upwards of 70,000 channels of flowing energy. In modern Thai yoga massage, practitioners focus on 10 main sen lines.
Some schools of thought say the true practice of traditional Thai massage, is “Metta” touch which is defined as “loving kindness, friendliness, goodwill, compassion, or, the strong wish for the welfare & happiness of others”.
The practitioner addresses the sen lines while applying Metta touch while the client is positioned in poses that have its roots based in Ayurvedic yoga. The assisted yoga positions aid in joint mobilization and stretching of the muscle tissue.
Deep gentle focused breathing aids in the flow of “Prana”, the life force, which brings the client to focus on being in the moment, releasing tension, as well as, dispelling negative energy.
Thai yoga massage is non-intrusive. Clients remain fully clothed during the session while on the ground laying on a mat.
We recommend that clients wear loose-fitting or athletic clothes since they will be positioned in some yoga poses and moved around.
Benefits of Thai Yoga Massage:
- Aids in balancing the body’s energy flow by manipulating the Sen meridians.
- Improves flexibility by stretching and lengthening of muscles through passive and assisted yoga postures.
- Releases muscle tension with gentle deep pressure.
- Removes toxins and delivers fresh nutrients to the body by stimulating the blood and lymph flow and flushing out the system.
- Improves breathing and circulation by working with the rhythm of the client’s breath.
- Improves range of motion by engaging and mobilizing joints and muscles.
- Brings into focus and centers the mind, body, and spirit.
- A non-intrusive bodywork modality where the client is fully clothed.
More questions or ready to give this a try? Call us at Eye Street Massage Therapy to make your appointment!
Yoga is inherently therapeutic, but as it is taught today it tends to be oriented towards mastering poses. But what if “doing” the poses was only a part of the process of bringing us towards a sense of freedom in the body and mind and higher states of health.
The approach to Yoga developed by Vanda Scaravelli centers around awakening the spine through an intelligent practice, which focuses on the breath and gravity. The poses become a framework for exploring and understanding embodiment.
Combining Yoga with creative mindful movement and breath practices, from different traditions, can help to initiate a therapeutic process that frees the body and brings resolution to long held pain patterns and tension dynamics.
Working one to one with our yoga instructor James is simple and straightforward. His instructions are clear and the healing and energetic benefits are perceived quickly. All sessions are tailored to the individual, enabling each person to find their way to new patterns of movement, being and relaxation.
Sessions are suitable for both new and experienced students of yoga and for people with conditions of all kinds. Advance bookings are required. Please wear loose-fitting clothes and bring a yoga mat if you have one.
If you’ve been curious about trying out yoga and have been afraid to join a group class or would like individualized attention, Eye Street Massage Therapy invites you to call our studio in Washington D.C. to make your appointment for a one to one yoga therapy session. This would be your personal practice. Namaste.