THAI YOGA MASSAGE
Thai Yoga Massage combines the best of massage, yoga, assisted stretching, reflexology, and meditation in one full-body treatment. Ideal for all who struggle to relax or feel exhausted from work or intense exercise routines.
WHAT IS THAI YOGA MASSAGE?
Thai Yoga Massage has evolved from traditional ayurvedic and South-East Asian health care practices. Known in Thailand as Nuat Phaen Boran or Nuat Thai, it has become increasingly popular in the Western world since the 1970s. Thai Yoga Massage combines rhythmic pressure massage, rocking, repetitive movements, assisted yoga-alike stretches, reflexology, and meditation.
Whether you are big or small, stiff or flexible, the practice can be easily modified to suit your individual needs!
WHAT TO EXPECT
In contrary to most other massage types, Thai Yoga Massage is usually practiced on a large futon-style mat on the floor. This allows unrestricted movement for both the practitioner and the client. Additional bolsters or cushions may be used to support your body during the massage.
We do not use oils or lotions. You remain fully clothed, preferably you wear leggings or light track pants and a long or short sleeved t-shirt. Socks and a light jumper may be worn on cooler days.
Thai Yoga Massage is a full-body treatment, typically starting at the feet and finishing at the head. During the massage the practitioner will systematically massage your body using thumb or palm pressure, forearms, elbows, feet and knees, and move you through a sequence of different body positions.
Expect a quiet, meditative atmosphere. The rhythmic nature of the massage promotes a meditative state in both the client and the practitioner. Only occasionally the practitioner will ask you to assist with a movement or advise a specific way of breathing, otherwise the practice is done in silence. A 5-10 minute rest concludes the massage.
While a full-length massage can easily extend to 2 hours, our standard appointments take approx. 75 minutes (60 minutes massage plus rest & time to "wake up").
BENEFITS OF THAI YOGA MASSAGE
Thai Yoga Massage can help with
joint mobilisation & increased range of movement
re-alignment of the body's musculo-skeletal structure
pain relief/increased pain tolerance
improved blood circulation
improved lymph flow for better detoxification
improved recovery after intense exercise
deep physical & mental relaxation
Clients often report that they feel refreshed and more positive after a session, and that this sensation can last for several days.
INNER SMILE YOGA & HEALTH
Studio - all services
69 Blyth Street
INNER SMILE YOGA & HEALTH
Beach Yoga (October - April)
corner Esplanade/Davies St