What is Traditional Thai Bodywork?
Thai Bodywork is a traditional form of holistic healing known as “Nuad Bo-ran”, “Northern-Style” in Thailand, although it is also referred to as Thai Massage, Thai Yoga Massage, or even as ‘Lazy man’s yoga.’
The combination of yoga-like stretches, reflexology and acupressure makes this treatment a unique healing experience, improving overall health and wellbeing.
The roots of Thai bodywork lie in Buddhism dating back 2500 years. When Buddhism spread from India to other parts of Asia, the Monks brought their medical practices with them as an integral part of the religious system.
The therapist uses their hands, feet, knees, elbows and bodyweight in a flowing series of rhythmic, meditative movements, to release blocked energy and to stimulate energy flow throughout the body.
The treatment becomes a moving meditation whereby both client and practitioner move into a space of gentle trust and receptivity. At the end of the treatment the receiver comes out feeling more open, stretched and in-balanced
Thai bodywork is carried out fully clothed on a futon mat, with the client wearing loose comfortable clothing.
- Decreases stress, anxiety and depression
- Relieves back, shoulder, neck pain and headaches
- Increases range of movement in joints
- Corrects right and left side imbalances in the body
- A support for sports, yoga, martial arts and physical disabilities
- Improves blood circulation and accelerates detoxification