Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage, or Traditional Thai Massage, has roots in the wider Indian traditions of Ayurveda and yoga as well as ancient Buddhist traditions. It is a holistic therapy that aims to balance the body’s energy system, by working on ten main meridians, or lines, that run throughout the body, known as the Ten Sen. Treatments include a combination of acupressure, assisted passive stretches, gentle joint and spine mobilisations, gentle rocking and dynamic techniques to encourage complete relaxation.
Treatments are given with the client wearing soft, comfortable clothing. This bodywork is offered on a firm futon on the floor, with the therapist using body weight rather than strength, and working with a meditative focus and flowing sequence of stretches and pressure. Each session is different and tailored to the needs of the individual.
Thai Yoga Massage can help improve flexibility and posture, can be beneficial for digestion, circulation, anxiety, insomnia, and breathing. Treatments are relaxing and often leave people with a sense of peace and well being.
Sophia trained with Ralf Marzen at the Mudita School of Thai Yoga Massage in London and Thailand. She believes it is important to continue to train and develop as a practitioner, and since first qualifying she has completed further advanced courses as follows:
- Advanced Thai Yoga Massage
- Dynamic Thai Yoga Massage – Rhythm and Rocking
- Thai Yoga Massage with the Feet
- Thai Yoga Massage for treating Upper Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain
- The 5 Bodies and Thai Yoga Massage
These advanced courses have provided her with a wide range of different techniques to work with, to offer both deep pressure and very gentle, subtle ways of working. She brings her background as a yoga teacher, and her own reading and meditation practice into her way of working, and loves to share this bodywork with and its many benefits.
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