While most people have heard of the therapeutic benefits of traditional western massage therapy, few are familiar with what makes Thai yoga massage unique. Thai yoga massage is sometimes referred to as “the lazy man’s yoga,” because it is not just a massage. It is also a dynamic union of two energies in which your practitioner stretches and lengthens your entire body while massaging it.
What to Expect
The most obvious difference between regular massage and Thai yoga massage is that Thai is done on the floor on a mat while the receiver is wearing clothing that moves with the body. The goal of the session is to gradually move energy from the hip girdle into the limbs and finally out the tips of the fingers. Some practitioners of Thai yoga massage also address the energetic meridian system that runs throughout the body. It is the same meridian system that acupuncture and shiatsu employ to create whole body healing. In addition to energy movement and stretching, Thai yoga massage will also thoroughly work the muscular system, initiating enhanced circulation.
How to Prepare
The best clothing to wear for your session at Thai Massager Sydney is loose fitting athletic clothing that provides full leg, torso and shoulder coverage. If you happen to have certain areas you would like addressed, such as a stiff neck, upper back pain or hip tightness, you can ask your practitioner to spend extra time in these areas. If you have injuries to certain parts of your body that you would like your practitioner to avoid massaging, you should communicate specifically around this. One important thing to remember when receiving a session at Thai Massager Sydney is that you will be stretched into positions that will allow your joints to open and your muscles to lengthen, but for that to happen you must be open to fully relaxing and trusting your practitioner. Many of these positions may be new to you. The other important thing to remember is that our practitioners welcome your feedback at anytime during the session about depth of pressure or stretch.
Why Thai Massager Sydney ?
Thai Massager Sydney employs practitioners who have years of experience in their art and have received training from the best spas in Thailand. Your session will feature techniques that are traditional and authentic. Thai massage is unique because both the practitioner and receiver benefit from the yoga stretches.