Traditional Thai Massage (Nuad Boran) is an ancient practice developed in Thailand and influenced by the traditional medicine systems of India and China, and combines massage, acupressure and stretching.
The massage recipient changes into loose, comfortable clothes and lies on a mat or firm mattress on the floor. The receiver may be positioned in a variety of yoga-like positions during the course of the massage, but deep static and rhythmic pressures form the core of the massage which does not use oils.
The massage practitioner leans on the recipient’s body using hands and usually straight forearms locked at the elbow to apply firm rhythmic pressure. The massage generally follows designated lines (Sen) in the body. Legs and feet of the giver can be used to fixate the body or limbs of the recipient. A full Thai massage session includes rhythmic pressing and stretching of the entire body.
The treatment can boost the immune system and energy levels, and releases constrictions within muscles, joints and connective tissues. It improves: flexibility, strength, vitality and general well being, postural alignment, ease of movement and promotes deep relaxation. This makes Traditional Thai Massage an ideal antidote for people who work under pressure, and for stress management.
Traditional Thai Massage is also a perfect complement to your Yoga practice.