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Traditional Thai Yoga Massage and Thai Foot Massage


Traditional Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient style of massage influenced by the traditional medicine systems of India, China, and Southeast Asia, as well as by Yoga. The treatment is performed on a mat on the floor and the client wears loose comfortable clothing. Acupressure, stretches and the beautiful postures of Yoga are applied during the treatment.
Traditional Thai Yoga Massage is considered to be an energy work rather than a bodywork.  This energy body is known as Pranamaya Kosha, and under normal, healthy circumstances, the body’s energy (or lom) flows freely throughout the Pranamaya Kosha, which consists of a network of 72000 energy lines (sen).  In Thai massage there are 10 main sen lines that are worked on (sib sen), along which are very important acupressure points.  Massaging these points can help with certain illnesses and help to relieve pain.  These 10 sen are sufficient to conduct practical treatment to the whole body and it’s internal organs. 
In the Yoga tradition these energy lines are called the Prana Nadis, and it is believed that life energy (Prana) is absorbed with the air we breathe and with the food we eat.  This vital life energy is supplied along these energy lines.  Breakages and blockages in these lines can be caused by sprains, muscle strains, injuries, stress and other factors.  This causes an insufficient supply of Prana which can lead to sickness.  Thai massage helps to promote healthy and strong sen, unblock any blockages and help with the free flow of Prana and restore the body’s normal function with improved health and general well-being.


Thai Foot Massage balances and enhances chi (life energy) to bring the body into a state of health. Reflex points are stimulated in the feet which benefit the entire body including internal organs and emotions. It helps to reduce stress, tension, anxiety, fatigue and pain. It increases local circulation and also helps with digestion, relaxation and sleep.

Thai Massage Techniques. Thai foot massage

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