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Traditional Thai Yoga Massage
Traditional Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing art that came into existence in the time of Buddha, over 2500 years ago, which was then developed by the Buddhist monks in their temples until the 20th century.
The giving of a massage is understood to be a physical application of Metta (loving kindness). In Thai Massage the practitioner looks at the body as a system of energetic pathways called SEN lines (similar with the Chinese meridians) on which there are acupressure points, and works in balancing the body energetically.
Through the application of palm pressure along the Sen lines, pressure points and the movement of the body into yoga-like stretches, Thai Massage helps to release muscular tension, improve circulation, increase flexibility, boost the immune system and alleviate symptoms of stress such as lethargy, poor digestion and mental anxiety. Often the therapist uses hands, feet and elbows to apply pressure to important points along these lines.
Thai Yoga Massage is performed over clothing, utilizing pressing techniques, gentle rocking and various yoga-like stretches. Clients are able to relieve body stiffness, gain flexibility and help improve overall balance in major muscle groups.
Abdominal Detox Massage
(Chi Nei Tsang)
Chi Nei Tsang (Energy of the internal organs) is a holistic approach that integrates the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our being.
The treatment works mainly on the abdomen with deep, soft and gentle touches to train our internal organs to work more efficiently.
What Chi Nei Tsang does: Detoxifying
The abdominal massage helps relieve the body of excess stagnation, improving elimination and stimulating the lymphatic and the circulatory systems.
Abdominal massage can complement colonic irrigation by manually reinstating peristaltic movements of the colon and re-establishing a healthy rhythm. In extreme cases of accumulation and stagnation colonic irrigations can bring fast relief and can be the best preparation before CNT treatments. Then the manipulations involved in CNT will help reinstate healthy and smooth peristaltic movement, avoid cramps, and train the colon to work regularly.
All of our unprocessed emotional life is stored in our digestive system waiting to be addressed. Poor emotional digestion is also one of the main reasons for ill health. CNT facilitates the unfolding of emotions and the clarification of our emotional life.
Breath is the motor of life. The movement of breath directly impacts all physiological aspects of the body. CNT helps to get clients to feel and ease their breathing because there can be no self-improvement without improvement of breath or an increase in awareness. Through work with the breath, CNT re-establishes connections within our physical, mental and emotional selves.
What to expect during a CNT treatment?
A treatment begins with a dialogue between the client and me, discussing your health history and any current health issues you wish to address via treatment. You should include all information you think might be relevant, even if you don’t fully understand how each part connects to the whole.
Plan to wear comfortable clothing and it would be recommended not to eat at least 3 hours before the treatment. I will help you to be comfortable on a massage table or floor mattress, using pillows and bolsters to support you.
I will begin the treatment with gentle and precise touches to your abdomen as I will guide you in breathing mindfully into the areas that I’m working with. You may experience a deep sense of relaxation and re-connection with yourself on a physical and emotional level during the treatment. The treatment will last approximately one hour; you may even fall asleep, and this too is part of the therapeutic experience.
I can also use during the treatment steamed Thai herbal balls that are made with 15 healing herbs which induces deep relaxation, relieves stress and fatigue, boosts both emotional and physical well-being, improves circulation of blood and lymph and stimulates the internal organs.
What has happened during the treatment will vary depending on your needs and circumstances; your experience of change, or healing, may occur during the treatment or it may occur in the days and even weeks following the treatment. In healing, we cannot separate the mind from the body. Each symptom, mental or physical, has a meaning and that meaning is emotionally charged. Emotions are carried in the body as energetic charges which need to be processed physically. They manifest in significant locations in bodily structures such as joints and muscle groups, to be expressed by bodily attitudes. These energetic charges require digestion and their level of processing can be traced throughout the length of the digestive system.
Thai Oil Massage
Thai Oil Massage specifically works to stimulate the flow of energy and unblock meridians (sen lines) by applying pressure on specific points; it involves deep, firm pressure, rolling and stretching movements using palms, thumbs and elbows and the application of coconut oil mixed with essential oils. The touching of pressure points and the long firm stroke technique are designed to meet your individual needs, bringing your body and mind into perfect equilibrium.
This massage follows eastern and Ayurvedic traditions adapted perfectly for the western environment and is usually performed on a mat, on the floor, or on a table.
For even better effect, during the treatment your massage therapist will be using Thai steamed herbal balls to address sprains, bruises, stiff and sore muscles, cleanse and heal the skin, aid upper respiratory ailments such as bronchitis, asthma, and the common cold.
Thai Oil Massage promotes relaxation and enables a feeling of well-being by releasing blocked energy and tension, it also improves blood circulation and heart function. Your sessions will help to release muscle tension, aches and pain, reduce fatigue and muscular pain. Thai Oil Massage can stimulate the release of endorphins and serotonin, helping to improve sleep, increases the flow of your lymphatic system and boosts the immune system.
This massage is suitable for anyone that wants a well-being massage with health benefits.
Thai Herbal Balls
Thai Herbal Massage Balls (also known as herbal hot compress) are made with 13 quality herbs. These Hherbs possess properties that are anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent and antioxidant. The main herbs used in this blend are lemongrass, phlai, turmeric, kaffir lime, camphor and tamarind.
The Thai Herbal Ball compress technique offers several potential health benefits: it induces deep relaxation, ideal for alleviating pain, stiff, sore or pulled muscles and ligaments, chronic back aches, arthritis, even skin conditions, migraines and chronic stress or anxiety, improves circulation of blood and lymph and stimulates the internal organs They are used to address sprains, bruises and sore muscles, cleanse and heal the skin, aid upper respiratory ailments such as bronchitis, asthma, and the common cold.
The herbal balls are steamed to make them warm and then applied to penetrate the skin through moist heat therapy in either a systematic way to the body’s energy meridians or simply to sore or injured spots.
The use of herbal ball provides aromatherapy, thermal therapy and herbal therapy all at once.