Thai Yoga Massage / Osteo-Thai
Thai Yoga Massage, is a unique and powerful healing art that has been an integral part of traditional Thai medicine for thousands of years.The client receives an array of techniques and adjustments, where deep healing can occur, releasing stress and tensions that accumulate so easily within modern day life.
Thai Yoga Massage applies stretches, dynamic movements, sustained pressure work and acupressure, while Osteopathy works excellently for release of tissue tension. Its main focus is more precise work on structural and joint mobility.
Osteo-Thai is the combination of both therapies. It uses a holistic whole-body approach, combining the rich set of Thai Massage techniques with the anatomical knowledge base and more precise and gentle touch of Osteopathy.
The overall goal is to improve joint mobility, regain elasticity and hydration in the tissues, restore and support vitality and bring a greater sense of balance and ease to the nervous system.
Osteo-Thai can improve posture, breathing, flexibility, digestion and circulation. Muscles are stretched, inner organs toned and emotional and nervous tension is reduced. Often a deep sense of peace can be experienced during and after a treatment.
Although the main emphasis in the practice of Thai Yoga Massage is usually on health prevention, it can also be of great therapeutic benefit, especially in conjunction with Osteopathy, for a range of specific problems and conditions, such as:
shoulder and neck tension
joint pain, sciatica, hip problems
menstruation problems, insomnia, headache and other stress related conditions.
A Massage Treatment
The client needs to wear loose fitting comfortable clothing. The massage takes place on the floor on a futon where thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet are used to apply a combination of acupressure, gentle rocking, stretching and twisting techniques, joint and spinal manipulations.
A massage session is always tailored to the client. Not everyone is flexible and some people may have very limited mobility. Everyone can benefit from Thai Yoga. Yes, it can be very dynamic, deep and intense if a client is able and wishes to receive in that way but that is not for everyone. Thai Yoga is usually very gentle and meditative, progressively manipulating and releasing the tissues until calm is restored.