The practice of Yoga requires the practitioner to be active and collected and at the same time to allow for relaxation and letting go. It appears that in today’s world the art of letting go is the least accessible for most of us. We hold and carry in our body emotional baggage, find ourselves in a hurry (where to?), longing to achieve (what?), feeling angry or offended, excited, and often feel like a volcano that is about to burst. At the same time, in those places where activity is required, like in body posture, attention to the activity within our body and in listening to our own limits, we find ourselves letting go.
And so, during yoga classes or our daily life, all those elements that we hold on to or those places where we let go instead of actually be active, manifest themselves through unpleasant physical sensations – pulled and strained muscles, aches, stiffness, etc.
One of the tools that can help in healing these is the Thai Massage. The traditional Thai Massage is also called Thai Yoga Therapy and originates in the Yoga and Ayurveda traditions. Through assisted yoga that comes in the form of stretching and pressing different parts of the body, this massage invites the receiver to completely let go and surrender.
Thai massage stimulates blood flow, relieves pulled muscles and general body stiffness, and supports the cardio and digestion systems.
Beyond the element of body massage, the magic of Thai Yoga Therapy is the meditative aspect of the approach and the possibility for a true encounter and healing. Martin Buber said that healing requires an encounter, and so is the case here. Healing comes about through listening and real encounter between the giver and receiver of the massage. It is like a dance of the two where one is active another is passive, while both sides are in full surrender.
My initial qualification was given to me by Nimrod Steinbock, and later on I continued to deepen my understanding and skills with my Thai teacher Homprang in Chiang Mai. In addition I combine several elements from the Ostheopathi discipline, following a course I took with David Lutt.
The duration of an average massage is 1-1.5 hours and is taking place on a special mat on the ground, while the receiver of the massage is fully dressed.
For further details and making an appointment: 0546377444