Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient art of body work that was brought to Thailand through the expansion of Buddhism. Thai massage has its roots in Indian Ayurvedic medicine and was taught by one of the Buddha's own physicians, Jivaka. In Thai temples, where this art is still practiced, there are often shrines commemorating the founder of Thai massage. Thai massage is a treatment which involves Yoga postures, sen lines and marma points, as well as Ayurvedic principles. (Sen lines and marma points are explained in Sen Line & Marma Point Thai Massage below.) A Thai massage is a beautiful dance between the practitioner and the client, where the practitioner is assisting in helping the client into yoga postures and stretching and massaging them. If you like Yoga you're going to love Thai yoga massage!
Our team is happy to offer several different Thai Massage treatments, depending on your needs: from standard Thai massage treatments to Ayurvedic Thai massage, Reiki Thai massage, marma point therapy and Thai reflexology.
Standard Thai Massage
This is a standard Thai massage treatment which involves assisted postures, sen line work, and marma points (these are explained in Sen Line & Marma Point Thai Massage below). This treatment is a little bit of everything when it comes to the different aspects of Thai massage and a great place to start, especially for those new to this practice. It is full body massage with a focus on your particular needs.
Sen Line & Marma Point Thai Massage
This is a Thai massage which focuses on the sen lines and marma points. The sen lines are energetic pathways through the body, similar to the acupuncture meridians in Chinese medicine. The sen lines are Nadis or Channels through which the subtle life force (referred to in the Vedic traditions as Prana) flows. The Marma points are acupressure points throughout the body. Using special techniques focusing on the sen lines and marma points, this massage is tailored to those who wish to release deep blockages in their life force energy.
This is a Thai massage that focuses on the reflex points and zones within the hands and feet. The hands and feet contain nerve reflex points that connect to the entire body and all of its systems. Through the application of pressure to these points these systems are revitalized, reoxygenated, and stimulated. Reflexology also helps support homeostasis and bring the body into parasympathetic nervous system function, in which the body heals and regenerates itself. This is a good treatment for anyone who carries lots of tension in their hands and feet, and for those wishing to relieve stress and regenerate the body.
Reiki Thai Massage
This special treatment is a Thai massage and a Reiki treatment rolled into one session. Reiki and Thai massage are such amazing modalities on their own; the combination is a powerful one. This massage is a deep treatment that focuses on removing blockages in the astral body that also correspond to the physical. By using energy healing and physical healing together it is easy to find and remove even the deepest, toughest knots in the body or in the energy field. This treatment is great for anyone with deep physical and energetic challenges and also for those interested in the fusion of physical and energy therapies.
Ayurvedic Thai Massage
This massage is designed to assist those who are utilizing the ancient science of Ayurveda to find balance. Ayurveda teaches that everything is made of the five elements and that each body has an elemental Constitution known as a Dosha. There are three Doshas - Vata (air and ether), Pitta (fire and water), and Kapha (water and earth). All bodies are made up of a certain combination of the Doshas and each individual massage would be tailored to the Doshic constitution of the client. A brief analysis will be done as part of the treatment to determine the individual's Ayurvedic constitution, and they'll also be given dietary and yoga practices to support their journey.
This treatment is specific to those who are interested in Ayurveda. In Ayurvedic teachings, the opposite of an imbalance cures the imbalance, therefore, clients should note their Dosha often requires what they do not crave. For example, Pittas crave deep hard massage, but this is overstimulating to their already fiery nature. If you are thinking of booking Ayurvedic massage please contact us for more info as this treatment is very specific and we want to make sure it is the right choice for you before booking an appointment. Ayurvedic Thai massage is also a part of our Ayurvedic Yoga therapy program.
1 hour - $80.00
1.5 hour - $100.00
Thai Yoga Massage is offered At Mind Body Soul Healing's Toronto location. For an appointment call Mind Body Soul Healing at 647-570-6342 or send an email to us using the following link.