WHAT IS THAI BODYWORK??

"I slept well last night and feel GREAT this morning. 

More open, relaxed and rested thank you sooooooooooo much!!

You are amazing and I feel great!"

~ Carey A.

An ancient energy-based (movement therapy) healing technique to treat the human body, mind, and spirit.

Stimulates energy lines, called "sen," enhancing the body's natural ability to release stress and promote healing.

Most people have an innate tendency to hold, protect, resist, tense and assist; to LET GO is necessary to fully allow for passive movement to reap the full benefit.

By many who've come to relish/enjoy Thai Bodywork, consider it an art form since the therapeutic movements are continuously flowing; a graceful, smooth transition from one part of the body to another.

Thai Bodywork is a 2,500 year old ancient massage technique created by the Buddha's doctor, Dr. Jivaka Shivago. The giver works on the Sen Lines (energy lines) 7200 lines running through the body, 10 are key important in Thai massage, which also aligns with the Koshas (energy cycles of the body).

Will This Technique Work For Me?

If your body is tight/sore in the hamstring, quads, shoulders, back, hips, feet; if you are stressed out because of your to-do list is so overwhelming; if you haven't had decent sleep ---then YES!

If you fall into any of these categories:

juggler/superhero (mom) - managing schedules, kids, errands, maintaining the home, doctors appts, making meals, multi-tasking everything, etc.

athlete - training ironman, triathlon, soccer tournament 

runner - preparing for a marathon/race

bodybuilder - lifting weights with little or not much stretching

corporate - if you sit for hours at a time without moving much

business owner - multi-tasking everything, sitting/standing, running errands, meetings, ordering, scheduling, dealing with customers, staff etc.

"I felt like my whole body took a great big yawn, I feel stretched completely." ~ Kaitlin M.

What Is A Typical Session Like?

A typical Thai Bodywork session is 90 minutes to properly address the full body, however, it is not uncommon sessions can go up to 3hrs long.  Both the client and the practitioner wear comfortable (non-slippery) loose fitting clothes, as no lotions or oils are used. 

 

The session is performed on a futon style mat on the floor, while the practitioner combines yoga-like stretches, gentle rocking and gradual rhythmic pressure using her palms, feet, legs, knees, elbows to release tightness, open joints, extend range-of-motion and balance energy. 

 

This type of movement therapy is a combination of cross-fiber stretching, muscle compression, joint mobilization techniques, and acupressure.

Thai Bodywork can benefit anyone who is interested in getting relief, relaxation, and rejuvenation for their mind, body and spirit.

What Are The Benefits?

Besides getting relief, relaxation and rejuvenation…there is so much more to benefit from Thai Bodywork:

-increase ROM (range of motion) throughout the body

-stimulates blood circulation & lymph drainage

-prepares your body for better (restful) sleep

-increases body awareness (wow! I had no idea I was tight in my feet!)

-increase flexibility 

-boost energy

-sleep really well

-improves postural alignment

-calms the nervous system

-promotes deep relaxation

-relieves headaches and depression

-teaches the client to LET GO 

"If I had discovered you earlier in my life, I could have avoided so many injuries." ~ Ismail T.

"The body will become better at whatever you do, or don't do.  If you don't move, your body will make you better at not moving.  If you move, your body will allow for more movement." ~ Ido Portal

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About Janel

It's my personality to be inquisitive and curious, I want to know about the body - how it moves, connects, develops, heals and adapts.  I get excited exploring all sorts of different styles of movement - yoga, dance, martial arts, animal flow, gymnastics, acroyoga etc - they all inspire to do and learn more. 

 

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