60 mins: $80
90 mins: $110
120 mins: $140
Thai massage is an important aspect of Thai medicine treating clients through physical manipulation and intention on an energetic level. It is a system of massage developed in Thailand and influenced by the tradition medicine systems of India, China, and Southeast Asia as well as by Yoga.
Thai massage is like having yoga done to you. Using a sequence of gentle flowing exercise movements, the clients body is moved, loosened, and stretched. This helps to restore energy flow throughout the body.
In the Thai medicine system there are 10 main “Sen” channels. They originate at the navel and are connected to various orifices and organs of action of the body. These lines run both internally and externally in the body.
Sen can be related to on differing levels- as ligaments, tendons, and nerves, as vessels, or as channels/currents. Each Sen defines a pathway formed by the movement of energy, and the organ and functions it transverses are then associated with it.
Yoga postures in Thai massage are intended to help us access the deeper organs and tissues, as well as to work with deeper breath in order to bring fresh, alive energy into the body. It also helps move toxins and tensions out of the deepest tissues.
Benefits of Thai Massage:
- Good for muscle relaxation as well as increasing flexibility in your muscles
- Stimulates of organs and tissues resulting in detoxification of the body and boosting of the immune system
- Increases blood circulation, lowers blood pressure
- Improves posture & balance and increases mobility-including in chronic joint problems
- Clears and calms the mind, helps with concentration and creativity
- Reduces and relieves stress and anxiety
By opening up the body with stretching and by stimulating Sen lines thru massage
energy flows more easily; this enhanced energy flow helps alleviate common problematic conditions such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches, digestive difficulties, menstrual problems and stress related conditions. Compassionate and safe touch facilitates emotional and physical healing.
Thai massage generations a deep state of relaxation, and promotes centeredness and well being for both client and practitioner. The distinguishing features of Thai Massage as a bodywork therapy lies in the approach of gently stretching and opening the body.
Marmatherapy is based upon a holistic system of medicine from India called
Ayurveda is composed of 2 root words:
- Ayu=translates as life and refers to all aspects of life, seen and unseen, within and around us. It includes all of Nature.
- Veda= means knowledge/wisdom. This knowledge is more then the info we accumulate
in our mind it is a deep inherit wisdom that we feel from within us.
Ayurveda uses a constitutional model. It is the oldest complete medical system in the world and a sister science to yoga. This vast system provides guidance regarding proper diet, exercise, cleansing, meditation and spiritual and emotional health in order to preserve and improve one’s health and sense of harmony.
To bring deep healing we have to look at all aspects of our being and bring awareness to everything that is happening in our life and things that have happened in our past. Becoming more conscious of how our thoughts make us feel and being aware of what we are consuming can really begin to dramatically shift our awareness and allow us to feel more balanced. We are all moving towards our own transformation by clearing up what is inside us and letting go of subconscious weights of the past.
Ayurvedic medicine aims to achieve optimum health by balancing the 3 constitutions, or doshas, alive within each individual. These forces are known as Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Most people have a dominant constitutional dosha that goes out of balance. So in order to create health and harmonious life it is important to identify the source of our body’s imbalance and use tools/techniques to help guide it back to equilibrium.
Ayurveda aims to help clients to take responsibility for their own health and spiritual evolution. In this way Ayurveda is an active therapy that we apply upon ourselves compared to a passive therapy that we allow others to administer to us, such as a pill. Ayurveda is a science based in relationship: relationship to self, Nature and each other.
In Marma Therapy sessions the practitioner stimulates and awakens the Marma pressure points, which are vital spots or regions in the body where physical structures and subtle energies merge or interact. Derived in the Indian tradition, these points have fascinated generations of practitioners for their healing benefits, as well as their use in self defense as part of the martial art tradition of India know as Kalaripayato.
Marma therapy is a pressure point energy system of therapy. Often when we fall sick it is because of energy blockages or imbalances in these Marmas. Balance and the free flow of prana (vital life energy) can be restored by applying pressure to these points, thereby helping to alleviate common ailments, relieve pain, and promote strong energetic flow thru the body.
Plant spirit medicine
In Ayurveda plants and nature are used as healing allies. The “spirit” of the plant is recognized as well as its chemistry. The practitioner uses the physical and energetic components of plants and things found in nature to help obtain potent healing.
In Marmatherapy sessions base oils, carrier oils and herbal infusions are blended together to help address specific imbalances in the client’s constitutional Doshas.
General Benefits of Marmatherapy:
- Compassionate and safe touch facilitates emotional and physical healing
- Physical and mental relaxation
- General health maintenance
- Increased body awareness
- Increased circulation through lymphatic and vascular system
- Reduction of pain and stress
- Release of blockages physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually allowing prana to flow freely and fully
- Stimulation of associated systems, organs and tissues
- Application of oil lubricates joints and helps to relax muscle tension
- Promotes soothing and nourishment of tissues.
- Increases water metabolism which lubricates, moisturized and hydrates
Dhara- streaming oil
Continuous stream of oil or other substances that are applied over a Marma.
A ball of dough is made out of turmeric, flour, and olive oil. Next it is shaped
like a doughnut and applied on a Marma where the individual is experiencing
pain, discomfort, frozen energy or blockages.
Benefits of Basti:
- Basti brings lubrication and nourishment to the tissues, pain relief and toxin
dispersal at the local site.
- It opens the Marma and increases circulation (due to the heat) and flow
of energy (prana).
- If working with a chakra, especially when combined with chanting, many people
experience deep openings and release through the Chakra.