Thai Massage is the physical offering of metta, or unconditional love and compassion, through assisted yoga postures, compression of energy, or Sen, lines and acupressure.
Sometimes called "Lazy Man's Yoga", the goal of this therapy is to relieve chronic or acute pain, and promote emotional and energetic balance by opening the flow of prana, or life force energy, throughout the body.
This ancient healing system dates back to over 2,500 years ago at the time of Buddha. It is more like a sacred dance, or moving meditation than a massage. Using hands, feet, arms, and legs, the practitioner gently guides the receiver into yoga postures, while compression the receiver’s Sen (energy) lines.
Like good dance partners, it takes trust between the practitioner and the receiver to achieve a graceful flow together, through which previously obstructed energy pathways can open, and deep healing can occur. Some of my patients have experienced release of a chronic ache or pain, others really benefit from the assisted stretching after joint replacements, surgeries, or acute tension, and for others they are able to release and process deeply held emotions often trapped within their tissues.
Across the board, each of my patients has left the room reporting a feeling of openness and physical freedom that they hadn’t felt in a while.Through the practice of Thai Bodywork, my intention is to cultivate metta (loving kindness), karuna (compassion), mudita (sympathetic joy), and uppeka (equanimity) from deep within my heart and offer it through my touch, my presence, and my life.