what is thai Yoga bodywork?
by Elin Waterston
Thai Yoga Bodywork is an ancient form of therapeutic healing, dating back thousands of years. A deep, full-body treatment that combines assisted yoga poses and stretches, rhythmic motion, compression, touch techniques, massage-like physical pressure along the body’s natural energy pathways (known as “sen” lines), and guided, mindful use of breath. The practice is dynamic as well as deeply relaxing, meditative, and centering - encouraging the body to find a natural balance between energy and calm. Following a session, clients often feel both grounded and energized, peaceful and rejuvenated.
During a thai yoga session...
During a Thai Yoga session, the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga asanas and movements, while using their hands (palming and thumbing), forearms, elbows, knees, and feet to manipulate and palpate the muscles and soft tissue of the body, using varying degrees of vigor and pressure. The client is moved and stretched in order to shift and unblock energy throughout the body. Usually the focus is on the entire body, but extra attention is given to specific areas that might need a bit more loving kindness.
• increases muscle flexibility, joint mobility, and range of motion
• helps ease muscle and joint pain and soreness
• reduces both deep and superficial muscle tension
• improves posture
• increases circulation
• helps boost the immune system
• encourages deep rest and release
• helps improve digestion
• clears and calms the mind and increases mindfulness
• helps reduce stress and anxiety
• encourages an overall sense of well-being
What does a session look like?
how to book an appointment
Thai Body work is available by appointment. To schedule, call the front desk at (203) 403-3710 or email your availability to firstname.lastname@example.org ... we can't wait for you to try this epic experience!