Thai Yoga Massage is a wonderful blend of assisted yoga stretches and massage! I just completed Level 1 Lotus Palm training in early March 2013. I am now offering Thai Yoga Massage for booking online or by calling or emailing. I am so excited to bring this relaxing, yet energizing treatment option to Bellelune Massage + Yoga!
Contrary to many images you will find on the internet of Thai Yoga Massage, you do not have to be flexible to enjoy the benefits of this practice! In my training, I learned the basic 90 minute treatment that works well for most people of moderate flexibility. I have been studying Thai Yoga Massage on my own for several years now and was finally able to take the level one Lotus Palm training at my home yoga studio, AlleyCat Yoga. We hosted master Thai Massage practitioner Anthony Conard from Dayton, Ohio for the week-long training in March. I hope to attend the Level 2 training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health this winter.
Thai Yoga Massage is an experience of assisted yoga postures with palming and thumbing along energy lines, called “sen lines” in Thai medicine. It combines the best of yoga and massage: you wear comfy clothing, rest on a padded mat on the floor and get to be mostly passive while being stretched out! How easy is that?! Thai massage reduces stress, eases discomfort, and creates profound feelings of relaxation.
For an idea of what Thai massage looks like, please see the video below. Please keep in mind, however, the model in the video is very flexible and the practitioner in the video moves much more quickly for demonstration purposes. The Thai yoga massage treatment that I do is slower and less extreme!