The Thai Yoga massage, also called “sacred dance”, is an ancient form of holistic therapy, rooted in Yoga, Ayurveda and Buddhist spiritual practices. In Thailand it is known as Nuad Boran, which means “ancient healing” or “sacred medicine”.
This rhythmic, meditative massage can be felt as a yoga practice, performed without effort, in which the body is seated in yoga postures. As a result, tensions in the body and mind are eliminated and a state of well-being and relaxation is slowly installed. This type of massage is used to promote well-being and to activate the natural self-healing abilities of the individual.
Yoga massage is a holistic approach to the human being, seen as a mind-body-spirit complex
Massage is a gentle practice that activates the vital energy of the body, promotes general health and well-being. What does this type of massage help with? It eliminates muscle tension, relieves back and headaches, digestive disorders, eliminates emotional or mental stress, helps boost the immune system, improves body posture, helps improve blood and lymph circulation, and increases energy levels.
A yoga massage session combines static and dynamic movements
The massage is done on a mattress on the floor, in light, comfortable clothes. A session combines static and dynamic movements, stretching and pressure applied throughout the body. The masseuse uses her fingers, the big toes, palms, elbows, knees and feet to apply a combination of acupressure, gentle swaying, twisting and joint movements with some yoga stretches. The masseuse uses her body weight rather than the force and works at a constant meditative pace, which makes the entire yoga massage session look and feel like a graceful dance.
Improves flexibility, boosts the immune system, relaxes and activates the body’s natural healing abilities
The massage session focuses on balancing the physical and energetic structure of the receiver. The massage has many advantages: the joints become elastic, become more flexible, the muscles and connective tissue stretch, the tone of the internal organs and the vital energy is increased. This leads to a deep state of relaxation, rejuvenation and well-being.
The massage is an integral part of traditional Oriental healing for thousands of years. A massage session becomes a wonderful experience as the energy blockages are eliminated, the stresses dissolve and a deep state of relaxation appears in a space of harmony and balance, a favorable state of healing. At the same time, it helps to improve the power of concentration and creativity, it favors the appearance of a state of calm and mental clarity.
The main objective of the massage is the restoration and balancing of the body’s energy system, to allow the vital energy to flow freely throughout the body and to provide the body with the necessary force to heal various conditions. Due to physical and emotional traumas, defective body postures, energy blockages may occur in the body, and physical and emotional imbalances may occur over time. Yoga massage through its various techniques and amazing adjustments can eliminate blockages and restore the body to a natural harmony and balance. The maneuvers performed by the masseuse optimize the energy circulation, eliminate energetic blockages and stresses that are accumulated, favor the relaxation and the well-being.