Thai Yoga Massage partly originated from India over 2500 years ago and has roots in Ayurveda. It is considered an important component of a regular preventative health regime in Thailand to improve the body’s ability to maintain good health, move more freely, prevent & recover from injury, and increase flexibility.
Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient living art form and spiritual practice that combines dynamic stretching and joint mobilization with rhythmic static pressure. Often referred to as “Lazy Person’s Yoga”, many of the stretches are assisted asanas. The client receives the benefits of a yoga session without having to do the work!
This unique modality opens the flow of Prana throughout the body along energy channels called Sen lines (similar to nadis and meridians). The receiver is gently guided into deeply relaxing the mind and restoring a state of balance to the whole body. Each 60-90 minute session begins with an assessment to identify individual concerns that help support towards personal goals of wholeness, health and happiness. Thai massage is a clothed, non-oil massage synthesis with gentle stretching, rhythmic compression and joint mobilization to release tension and increase circulation. The release opens the flow of energy rivers throughout the body, relaxing the mind and restoring a sense of balance.
Improve Joint and Muscle Mobility, Reduce Stiffness
Improve Circulation and Lymph Flow
Balance Energy (both Relaxing and Energizing)
Touch makes you happier!
Please note: We are practicing health guidelines and masks are worn throughout the session.
History of Thai Yoga Massage
Doctor Shivago Komarpaj or “Father Doctor”, the personal physician to the Buddha, was the legendary founder of Traditional Thai Medicine. Thai Yoga massage was originally based on the Ayurveda principles from the Indian Buddhist period and Traditional Chinese Medicine. These traditions migrated into Thailand and blended with the local indigenous medicinal practices. For this reason, Thai Yoga massage is different in Northern and Southern Thailand. Each region has its own expression of culture, attitude, and worldview that are reflected in their therapies and self-care. Much like Ayurveda, Thai medicine is largely preventative and incorporates diet, exercise, massage, herbs, and spirituality.
East Bay Ayurveda 3275 Peralta St, Suite 129, Oakland, California 94608 +1 510-734-6340
East Bay Ayurveda 3250 Hollis St, Suite 114, Oakland, California 94608 +1 510-734-6340