'Nuad Bo Rarn' Thai Yoga Massage is a unique form of holistic body therapy that incorporates Hatha Yoga postures and acupressure to gently stretch the muscles and open the joints.
Originating over 2,500 years ago, Traditional Thai Massage is one of the world's most ancient healing modalities.
Pictured below - the Father Doctor/Creator of Thai Massage - Shivago Komarpaj
This form of body work is a safe, holistic treatment that harmonizes the body, increases energy, relieves stress and promotes a peaceful mind. it can also radically alter the perception of the self.
It is different from Western Massage methods. Not only are the hands used to free tension from the body, but Thai Massage Practitioners also use elbows, forearms and feet for interactive manipulation.
Often referred to as the 'lazy man's yoga', the movements of gentle rocking, deep stretching and compression assist in the restructuring of the muscular-skeletal framework. Yogic stretches are interspersed with pressure along the body's "Sen" energy lines to relax muscles and enhance the flow of internal energy.
'Nuad Bo Rarn' Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat on the floor rather that on a raised table. The work is done fully clothed and no oils are used. This allows for many movements and procedures that are not practical or effective in table work, or are simply impossible. It allows for the most effective use of the practitioner's body weight rather than muscular force for the transmission of pressure, force, or energy which creates a highly therapeutic effect.
With its roots in India, Traditional Thai Massage made its way in the early years of development to Southeast Asia. For centuries, it was performed by monks in the temples (called 'Wats') as one fo the four elements of indigenous Thai Medicine.