- How old is Thai Yoga therapy and who created it?
Jivaka Kumarbhaccha is the founder of Thai massage. Besides the regular number of people treated by him, he also treated princes, kings and even the Buddha in India around 2500 years ago. Even though Thai massage has been around for years, Thai Yoga massage was created at the Lotus Palm School during the 20th century. Kam Thye Chow is the founder of this form of massage. This original and unique approach, also named Nuad Boran.
- How is it done?
Thai Yoga Therapy is a very relaxing holistic and healing therapy that also involves Ayurveda. Thai Yoga is done on a mat on the floor, while wearing comfortable clothing. This massage is a combination of different techniques: assisted Hatha Yoga, martial art moves, stretching and breathing. One of the most important factors that make Thai Yoga Therapy so unique besides the fact that it’s based in Ayurveda ( 4 elements of earth and the four principals of the massage that the therapist has to follow during the massage session ; Position, Rhythm, Meditation, Metta), is the principal of “METTA” which is described as Universal and Unconditional love. When we feel this way, our body vibrates at this level and therefore the other person’s body receives this feeling.
- What are the benefits?
Thai Yoga Therapy has many great benefits. It improves circulation, reduces stress and tension, improves the immune system and tones the muscles while providing a great stretch. Thai Yoga Massage also targets the Endocrine system as well as the Lymphatic and nervous system. During the massage they will be affected positively! It also corrects stiffness, chronic back pains, sciatica, and mobility problems; it is therefore, helpful to those who suffer from fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and Multiple Sclerosis - stretches muscles and gently manipulates joints farther than an individual would be able to do on their own, targets muscles and joints that we rarely think about as being stressed, including the buttocks (gluteus maximus), and the sacroiliac joints..
- Through the practice
Due to the meditation state of the therapist from the four principles already described above and the fully awareness of the receiver’s condition during the therapy, the therapist will follow his intuition, using such principals, along with the Metta attitude and body mechanics throughout the movements of Thai Chi. All this will create an atmosphere of natural rhythm that will end up by helping in a connection of the body mind for the receiver. The massage therapist guides the person through a series of yoga postures, thumbing and palming along the body’s energy lines and pressure points. All together, this will bring the person to let go of muscular tension, improving circulation, boosting the immune system and balancing the body energetically.
- Is there any contradictions...?
As long as there is mobility and not painful restrictions or medical restrictions, the Thai Therapy can be given.
- How often should l take this Therapy...?
Ideally once a month to keep up and maintain your body, but more often we will refer this to how often your body needs it because everyone is different and therefore different needs to apply for each individual.
- How long does this Therapy usually last for...?
Time 1h:45 minutes. 10 minutes before and after are required for consultation and observation comments.