Thai massage, also known as Thai Yoga Massage, is an ancient spiritual healing art, not just a physical therapy. It has deep roots in traditional Thai Medicine, Buddhism, and Yoga. Thai massage embraces a holistic viewpoint of treating, the whole person, not just a particular body part or system. It stimulates the healing energies within the body through a beautiful blend of massage, therapeutic stretching, acupressure, reflexology, and meditation.
Thai massage theory maintains that there are invisible energy channels or pathways in our body. These pathways are called Sen lines. This is similar to the Chinese medicine theory of meridiens. Our vital life energy or life force flow throw these channels. In Thai massage this energy is called “lom”, which means “wind”. Names for this life energy in other healing modalities include Prana, Chi, or Ki.
Due to physical injuries, bad posture, dysfunctional movement patterns, stress, emotional trauma, poor diet and more, this energy can get trapped or blocked, which causes disease. The primary goal of Thai Massage is to stimulate the flow of energy along the Sen lines to release these blockages so that the body can heal itself. This results in balance and harmony within the physical body, the energy field, the mind, the emotions, and the spirit.
Thai massage is deeply relaxing and meditative, yet, at the same time rejuvenating and energizing. It is profoundly healing for both giver and receiver. I'd love for you to come experience the magic that Thai massage can bring to your body and spirit! At Truth, I offer hour-long, 90 minute and two hour long Thai Massage sessions. Performed on a comfortable mat on the floor while the receiver wears loose clothing, each Thai Massage service can be tailored to your individual needs with gentle or deep pressure.
Follow along with me in this video tutorial to get a Taste of Thai at home. Grab a partner and a comfy spot on the floor and follow along as I show you some of the basic Thai Massage stretches.