Authentic Thai Yoga Bodywork, An Ancient Healing Art
Traditionally called Nuad Boran, Thai Yoga Bodywork is an ancient healing art. The technique combines aspects of stretching, palming, acupressure, gentle rocking, Ayurveda and energy balancing. With a rhythmic, flowing and meditative approach, a skilled practitioner assists a fully-clothed recipient into a sequence of yoga-inspired postures, creating a deeply relaxing and therapeutic experience. Treatments are given on either a comfortable floor mat or a sturdy massage table. An session length is 90 minutes. For many, the immediate and lasting benefits are profound and substantial.
As described in Massage & Bodywork Magazine: "The theoretical basis for traditional Thai healing is rooted in the belief that all forms of life are sustained by a vital force (lom) that is carried along invisible energy pathways (sen) running through our bodies. This energy force is extracted from air, water, and food, and it is believed that disease and dysfunction come about when energy becomes blocked along these pathways. Accordingly, Thai massage’s intent is to free this trapped energy, stimulate the natural flow of life force, and maintain a general balance of wellness.
Thai Bodywork is 90 minutes in length at a cost of $90 per session. To book, please call us at 781-475-2520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Dowload our Questionnaire/Intake Form for your first visit.
What To Expect Before, During and After a Session
My goal is always to deliver you the most highly satisfying experience, from the moment you arrive, till the moment you leave my studio.
I always allow ten or so minutes before and after each appointment for session-related discussion, or friendly conversation. However, your time constraints and personal preferences are always respected. Intake discussions can be as brief as a few minutes and your choice to maintain silence after a session is also respected.
During a session, I will do everything to ensure complete safety and will respect your physical and emotional boundaries. You are fully clothed during Thai treatments, and I will never over-stretch or force your body into difficult or uncomfortable postures.
During a session, there is constant contact between us, using precise techniques of palming, thumbing, compression, stretching, rocking and rhythmic, range of motion enhancing movements. Because Lotus Palm Thai Bodywork emphasizes the transmission of loving-kindness (metta, in Pali) this experience is generally very soothing and meditative
While working, I utilize my thumbs, palms, hands, elbows, knees, forearms, feet, and toes in a manner that is tailored to the needs of your body.
Exceptional foot massage techniques, used with the intention to re-energize your skeletal and visceral systems.
Joint mobility techniques, often resulting in happier ankles, knees, hips and shoulders.
Meditative music, chosen specifically to balance your energy, and to enhance your experience by activating your innate relaxation response.
Thai Yoga Bodywork often immediately results in easier movement, profound relaxation, greater mental clarity, and improved posture. For many, it is an effective physical and emotional healing modality, especially beneficial for stress-related conditions. For some, it is an excellent pre- and post-event bodywork modality for sporting events and the performing arts. For most, Thai Yoga Bodywork is a remarkable balancing experience, leaving the recipient feeling refreshed and renewed.
According to the Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), the benefits of Thai Yoga Bodywork are:
- Heightened energy levels.
- Improved body-mind connection.
- Improved circulation and lymphatic flow.
- Improved range of motion.
- Increased flexibility.
- Rejuvenated body and mind.
- Relief for pain and muscle tension
"Experts say there is an interesting dichotomy with Thai massage, as it both relaxes and rejuvenates. After the session, some clients report feeling awakened and energized, while also feeling deeply grounded and at peace. Thai massage is based on an energetic paradigm of the human body and mind. In this tradition, energy is thought to travel on pathways, called sen, throughout the body. Through the movement and massage components, the goal in Thai massage is to ensure energy is flowing freely along these pathways as a means for wellness."
Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)