*ALL THAI YOGA BODYWORK SESSIONS ARE NOW PART OF THE AYURVEDA PROGRAMS AND ONLY OFFERED TO AYURVEDA CLIENTS.
To sign up for one of the Ayurveda in person or online programs, contact me or visit HERE.
What is Thai Yoga Bodywork Massage?
Thai Yoga Massage is therapeutic bodywork, wonderful for ALL body types. Thai Yoga Massage opens and stretches the body, taking clients into deeper relaxation. The session is practiced on a soft, floor mat. The receiver is full clothed throughout the session. But, during the session, it is best to wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes or the traditional Thai Yoga Massage pants (complimentary, available upon request).
History of Thai Yoga Bodywork/Massage
Dr. Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha was born in India. He was the founder of Thai Yoga Massage and also one of the personal physicians to the Buddha. Dr. Jivaka integrated some Ayurveda principles into this form of bodywork. Dr. Jivaka brought this healing art to Thailand, where it continued to flourish and is still popular today.
Thai Yoga Bodywork releases blocked energy in the physical and subtle bodies. Releases can take place physically, mentally, intellectually or emotionally depending on the person and their experience. Thai Yoga Massage is therapeutic bodywork, but it also involves the practice of Metta and Vipassana meditation.
Metta meditation is the practice of loving kindness and intention, which is at the forefront of every Thai Yoga Bodywork session. Vipassana meditation encourages mindfulness, observation and awareness by the practitioner, who keeps their mind present in the moment throughout the session.
Thai Yoga Bodywork started to make its way to the U.S. around the 1970s-1980s.
Ananda Apfelbaum is one of the pioneers of Thai Yoga Massage in the western world. Her style follows the lineage of master healer and teacher, Pichest Boonthumme. Ananda’s travels to Thailand, China, and Japan allowed her to study Eastern bodywork and train with Thai Massage masters, such as the late Ashokananda, the late Chaiyuth Priyasith and Chongkol Settakorn at the Institute of Thai Massage. Upon returning to the U.S., Ananda shared these teachings and techniques with people in the West, continuing the lineages of this sacred healing art.
Benefits of Thai Yoga Bodywork:
- Helps free and release energy blocks in the body
- Revitalizes and supports the nervous system
- Increases deep relaxation
- Provides space for the healing process
- Alleviates pain and muscle tension
- Encourages flexibility through the yoga poses
- Promotes nutrition absorption
- Helps improve balance in the mind, body and spirit
- Regenerates, strengthens and rejuvenates the body
- Stimulates circulation of the blood and lymphatic system
- Elevates clarity and awareness
- Improves mood and general well being
- Encourages elimination of toxins and wastes
Thai Yoga Bodywork Massage has been known to assist with these conditions and more:
These sessions are wonderful for the following:
- People who are NOT very flexible.
- People who ARE flexible.
- People who work or perform activities, which cause repetitive movements (ex. typing, sitting, standing, lifting, etc.)
- People who spend most of their day sitting, standing or driving.
- People who are stressed.
- People who are caregivers for others.
- People dealing with grief or transitions in life.
- People who deal with muscle pain, spasm and chronic tightness.
- Assisted stretches
- Positional release therapy
- Muscle energy techniques
- Soft tissue manipulation
- Join mobilization
What to expect at a Thai Yoga Bodywork session?
- All clients remain clothed during Thai Yoga Bodywork sessions. You will be provided with a pair of Thai Yoga Bodywork pants to wear during the session OR you can wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing.
- We offer a private shower for clients. (Limit is one shower, either before or after the session).
- Essential oils may be used, such as sesame, lavender, rose or other Ayurvedic oils for aromatherapy purposes, depending on client’s preferences.
- The session will take place on a soft Thai Yoga Bodyworks mat.
- We provide several pillows, blankets and eye pillows for your comfort.
- The session begins with a client consultation, where any issues, injuries or concerns can be shared before the session begins.
- Clients may customize their sessions based on various areas of the body where they want to focus (ex. neck and shoulders, legs, back, arms, feet, etc.).
- Clients can request what type of massage pressure they’d like (i.e., light, medium or deep).
- Additional healing techniques, such as aromatherapy, crystal therapy and healing music may also be used, depending on the goals for the session.
- After the session ends, clients will have time to rest, take a short shower and drink tea, water or juice.
*Special Savings for New Clients!!
(If you are new to Thai Yoga Bodywork, enjoy these special savings!)
Introductory session = 20 minutes/ $25
55 minute tune-up = $60
1.5 hours of regeneration = $110
Introductory Session = 20 minutes/$30
1 hour = $65
90 minutes = $100
2 hours = $135
*If you are interested in bringing a Thai Yoga Bodywork session to your home, office or job, please mention this upon making your appointment and add an additional $25 to your session.
*If you are interested in adding a Marma Treatment to your session, notify Robyn upon booking your appointment.