Thai Yoga Massage
Traditional Thai Yoga Massage uses a combination of acupressure, Ayurvedic principles and assisted yoga stretches to treat the whole body.
Thai massage has both Indian and Chinese origins and is part of the wider practice of Thai medicine. From the Indian routes, there are similarities to yoga in terms of the stretches applied during treatment and the meditative state of both the giver and receiver. Acupressure applied during the massage originates from Chinese medicine. Thai massage was founded by Dr Shivago Komarpaj and was introduced by Buddhist monks who travelled from India.
The knowledge of Thai massage was passed down as an oral tradition like the Buddha’s religious texts. The best surviving texts around Thai massage can be found inscribed on the walls of Phra Chetaphon Temple (or Wat Po) and still exist today. Thai massage has continued to be practiced in Buddhist temples as a sacred practice and continues to be part of modern Thai medicine.
There are no oils used during Thai massage and the receiver remains clothed throughout the treatment. There are many benefits from Thai massage. Regular treatments can help relieve stress and tension, improve flexibility and promote a sense of relaxation and calmness.
The treatment is deeply relaxing and can promote the healing process of the mind and body.