Thai Massage Bodywork
Based on Ayurvedic medicine and yoga, this dynamic bodywork focuses on balancing the physical and energetic bodies of the receiver.
Traditional Thai Yoga Massage can be traced back 2,500 years ago to India and the spread of Buddhism. Doctor Jivaka (pronounced Shivago) Kumarbhaccha is acknowledged as the founder of traditional Thai medicine. In Thailand, he is known as the inventor of Thai practices of herbalism, massage, and acupressure. Every morning and before every massage, ritual is practiced to honor Doctor Jivaka and all Thai practitioners that have practiced since. It’s healing ability is revered such that today’s Thai medical doctor is required to be trained in this style of massage.
Techniques include moving or rocking of the body while utilizing thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, feet, or full body weight to apply pressure.