Thai Yoga massage is an ancient healing art, whose many benefits are supported by modern science. It focuses mainly on improving and balancing the flow of energy throughout the body. It is a form of holistic healing.
Thai Yoga massage has innumerable benefits, a few major ones being relief and cure from stress and anxiety, supple muscles and better mind-body balance.
An authentic Thai Yoga massage gives you complete rejuvenation and relaxation.
Here are 9 interesting facts about Thai Yoga massage that will help you understand and appreciate the ancient healing art better-
- Buddha’s Doctor conceptualized it
The ancient healing art of Nuat Boran (as it is known in Thai) can be traced back to the extraordinarily skilled medical practitioner, Chivaka Komarapats – the personal doctor of Buddha. Being an expert in herbal medicine and Yoga, he developed and promoted the unique skill of Thai Yoga bodywork and massage and used it effectively to cure ailments and alleviate pain and suffering.
- A blend of many healing arts
Thai Yoga massage is a combination of Yoga, Ayurveda, Acupressure, Reflexology and Physiotherapy. It combines the best of the healing arts and uses them in tandem to heal the body, mind and soul quickly and efficiently.
- Sen based healing
In Thai medicine, energy pathways are known as Sen. When the pathways are blocked, or restricted, it results in the manifestation of illness or disease. Therefore, working on the energy lines forms the basis of Thai Yoga massage. Thai massage clears blockages and allows energy to flow along the Sen lines to promote intrinsic and extrinsic healing.
- Assisted Yoga
In Thai Yoga massage a therapist will put the recipient into different positions through systematic massaging, stretching and positioning of the body parts in different Yoga asanas. During a session, the recipient is gently guided into specifically designed asanas with the assistance of a practitioner. Along with the stretching and compression, palming and thumbing along the energy lines helps ease blockages.
- Breath focused
Breath control is also an important part of Thai Yoga massage. Conscious breathing reduces both physical and emotional tension by inducing a deep state of calm. The combination of movements and focused awareness through breathing helps to open up the energy blockages and allows energy to flow freely along the Sen lines again. Clearing the blocked energy flow channels heals and fixes the body.
- No Oils or Lotions are used
In Thai Yoga massage, no oils or lotions are used. Therefore, the recipient stays fully clothed during the massage session. It is advisable to wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing which will ensure free and easy movement.
- Therapeutic healing form
Thai Yoga massage produces a therapeutic effect. It increases joint mobility and flexibility and helps cure chronic discomforts such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches etc. It also improves circulation, relieves muscular tension and stress.
- Promotes convalescence
Thai Yoga massage promotes convalescence in case of injuries and certain ailments, as well as general wellness. The integration of different ancient systems of healing allows access to deeper layers of muscles. Through breath control, meditation, diet and body manipulation, healing is assisted on all levels. Thai Yoga massage promotes holistic healing.
- Boosts immunity
Thai Yoga massage incorporates pressure-point stimulating movements that unblock energy flows and re-energise the body. It boosts the body’s immune system and helps in improving blood circulation. Thai Yoga massage helps in flushing out the toxins from the body. The release of endorphins keeps the mind and body relaxed and anxiety-free.
What can IMOSHA do for you?
IMOSHA is a world-renowned school of Thai Yoga Massage that teaches and imparts the ancient healing arts of Thai Yoga bodywork and massage. IMOSHA is the only school with ISO 9001 2015 certification.