Thai Yoga Bodywork or Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage, or Nuat Boran or Ancient Massage as it is known in Thai, is a combination of assisted yoga, acupressure, reflexology and physiotherapy. It involves the systematic massaging, stretching and positioning of the body parts in different yogasanas, that helps in relieving stress, promoting convalescence in case of injuries and certain ailments, as well as general wellness. It also unlocks the disturbed energy lines of the body, resulting in rejuvenation and revitalisation of the body.
Thai Yoga Massage was founded by Shivago Komarpaj as he is known in Thailand, or Jivaka Kumara Baccha, in Indian history, who was contemporary to Buddha, in the kingdom of Magadha. He is believed to have been the physician attending to Buddha himself, and is respected for the fact that his knowledge of meditation, ayurveda, and yoga is almost peerless. As much as Jivaka may have founded the principles of Thai Yoga Massage, the healing art has evolved since, imbibing the cultural aspects of the Siam region.
Benefits of Thai Yoga Massage
Some of the immense benefits of Thai Yoga Massage include:
- Boosted immune system
- Improved blood circulation
- Increased flexibility in muscles
- Increased mobility
- Improved athletic performance
- Toning of the body
- Elevated energy levels and stamina
- Clears and calms the mind
- Increased focus and concentration
- Relief from stress and anxiety
At the Inner Mountain School of Healing Arts, our Thai Yoga Bodywork course is broken down into an introduction and basic practice of Thai Yoga Massage, which is level 1 and 2. The advanced course includes Levels 3 and 4 of Thai Yoga Massage, as well as Toksen, which is a part of Level 3.
Thai Yoga Massage helps alleviate stress and promotes blood circulation
As it incorporates assisted yoga, Thai Yoga Bodywork helps relax body muscles, promotes relaxation, and permeates a sense of calm in the receiver.