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- May 09 2017
Thai Yoga Therapy
A part of the traditional healing system of Thailand is the Thai yoga therapy. It was first introduced in the United States in 1990 and practiced by Buddhist monks for the last 2500 years. Its age old originations are linked to Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda and Yoga, as well as the native healing practices of early Siam. As part of the healing regime for many different ailments of the body, it is still used in Thailand today.
Thai yoga therapy is a fusion of gentle pressure along energy lines, passive stretching, range of motion and gentle rocking.
Joints are opened and loosened through peripheral stimulation and manipulation, internal organs are toned, muscles are stretched, a deep state of relaxation can be achieved and vitality is increased.
Often mentioned to as “lazy man’s yoga, there is nothing like western massage therapy. Without putting forth any effort while at the same time getting a reflexology and acupressure treatment, receiving Thai yoga therapy is a bit like doing yoga.
In a quietly meditative atmosphere with these techniques applied, the body begins to open and regain flexibility and ease of movement space is created in the musculoskeletal structure, while the mind gently returns to calm alertness.
By pressure on peripheral reflex points the body’s lymph circulation is improved energy system is rebalanced, internal organs are stimulated and blood and lymph circulation is improved.
Sessions usually last 2 hours, and are carried out on a floor mat with the client dressed in comfy loose clothing.
Benefits of Thai yoga therapy:
Stimulates the internal organs, improving digestion, elimination and well-being
Promotes circulation, oxygenating and moving the blood
Energizes, yet calms the entire person
Permitting freedom of movement and greater range of motion by creating space within the joints
Brings harmony to the spirit, mind and body
Deep relaxation and revitalization
Release of lactic acid and other toxins from areas of accumulation
Better resistance to injury
Stress and pain relief
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