THAI MEDICAL MASSAGE
As a way to deepen my knowledge of the anatomy, I turned towards therapeutic practices and was drawn to the healing art of Thai yoga massage for its Eastern mindset of looking beyond the physical body.
Thai Massage combines the wisdom of Yoga from India and Acupressure from China and incorporates the theory, that injury or disease causes blockages in the channels of the body. My work is influenced by the Wat Po in Bangkok, Sunshine and ITM schools in Chiang Mai.
As an advanced practitioner in Thai Medical Massage, I work with the whole body in an approach that is soft, slow and deeply impactful. This is neither a Thai Massage, nor a Deep Tissue Massage, but rather the treatment itself combines yoga postures, massage and body realignment through a fluid series of stretches, presses and twists.
Thai Acupressure, treat many of the most common orthopedic pathologies that can be treated by a manual therapeutic method, like soft tissue ailments such as muscular hypertonicity and myofascial trigger points, muscular weakness, muscle strains, tendinous disorders, ligament sprains, osteoarthritis, neuro-vascular entrapments and neural tensions.
• chronic back pain
• tennis elbow
• sprained ankle
• hip injuries
• knee pain and many more…
Touch Therapy Techniques – for treating people dealing with cancer. These techniques apply to the oncological environment treating various side effects, trauma, pain management, lack of sleep, neuropathy, etc. Even though these techniques are deeply rooted in traditional Thai Massage & Thai Acupressure, I use the fascinating and intriguing opportunities that present themselves when these traditions interact with the more modern methods of Shiatsu and Fasial Manipulation.
Craniosacral therapy with myofascial pain release techniques – to help heal both the physical and emotional body. The most important healing comes from within ourselves. I connect myself with forces of the universe and become a channel for these forces. My hands are applied with tenderness of mother touching her child. Once the center of the body at the navel is freed and body detoxified, healing can be completed by your own discipline.
Thai Medical Massage is helpful in preventing the atrophy (wasting away) of muscles in paralyzed patients and elderly people who are unable to exercise.
About the treatment:
- Your first appointment is for 90 minutes. This includes assessing your body alignment & consultation to ensure you receive the most appropriate protocol.
- This body work is excellent for the whole body to remove tension/spasm in the muscles and blockages of energy in the channels. It works the muscles helping them to relax, removing stagnation and allowing the blood to flow more freely throughout the area, giving the muscle the optimum chance of repairing itself. Using palm, thumb and heel on certain acupressure points in the body’s meridian system, to stimulate the body’s own healing process.
- The general sequence starts from the feet, head and the face are the last. This treatment technique is done on the floor futon on the floor rather than a standard massage table.
- Thai massage is a fully clothed treatment, there is no oil involved, please note that you will need to wear suitable clothing for your treatment, loose comfortable clothing which allows you to move and stretch is ideal. Please note that jeans & skirts are NOT suitable.