Thai yoga massage is a healing art that roots back to the days of Gautama Buddha — about 2,500 years ago. Jivaka Kumara Bhaccha [who was the physician to Buddha] was the founder of this therapeutic massage.
Rooted in Ayurvedic medicine, Thai bodywork, also called Thai massage / Thai yoga massage, combines stretching & body movements to loosen muscles, release tension & eliminate disease.
Experience Thai Massage for Yourself
Holistic Alternatives is located at:
34302 US Hwy 19 N
Palm Harbor, Florida 34684
inside Essentials Day Spa
Appointments @ Essentials Day Spa:
Text / Call Robert Lutz:
Mon-Fri 10am to 8pm
Sat 10am to 6pm
Sun 10am to 4pm
As with any type of bodywork, always let your practitioner know if you have injuries or feel any discomfort throughout the massage.
How does it work?
It is traditionally performed on the floor. You lie on a padded mat as the massage therapist uses a combination of acupressure, asanas, stretching, palming, thumbing and gentle twisting. This helps in ushering back the balance in the body and deepens the connection between mind, body and spirit. No lotions or oils are applied, and you remain fully clothed for the session. There is constant body contact between the giver & receiver, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched & rocked.
Enhanced Energy Flow
Thai yoga massage works off the belief that tightened muscles lead to the diminished flow of energy in your body. When energy can’t flow freely, you become inflexible, suffer pain and feel stiff. Overtime, this leads to shortened muscles and connective tissue that affects your posture, immunity and organ function – all of which speed up aging and disability.
To support balancing the body’s energies, the basic principle of Thai massage is to start from the extremities of the body (laterally), work towards the core of the body (medially), and then back to the extremities. This ensures the flow of energy though the sens (which means energy pathways) and also improves blood circulation throughout the body.
This dynamic therapy offers many benefits:
- Helps detoxify the body and boosts the immune system
- Increases blood circulation and lowers blood pressure
- Great for muscle relaxation, increases flexibility in muscles and mobility
- Improves posture, balance, corrects body alignments and dissolves energy blocks
- Helps tone the body, strengthens joints and fights diseases
- Reduces and relieves stress and anxiety
- Helps boost energy levels