Thai Massage is an ancient form of healing that combines the concepts of Ayurveda and Chinese medicine.
Practised fully clothed on a floor mat, your whole body is gently moved, pulled and stretched in rhythm. Tight muscles, shoulder, low back, hip and knee problems can be addressed as can issues affecting internal organs.
Thai Massage is a form of body work which is practised fully clothed on a floor mat and is very different from what we in the west usually recognise as massage. The practitioner uses his feet, hands, thumbs, knees, elbows and whole body to gently move, pull, stretch and work the energy lines of the body. As tight muscles, shoulder, low back, hip and knee problems can be addressed, so too can issues affecting internal organs. Freeing ourselves from tensions generally alleviates stress, brings calmness and allows us to focus our energy on what matters to us rather than maintaining the tension.
The effects of massage are cumulative and its benefits are enhanced session after session. Practised regularly, Thai Massage helps us improve our wellbeing and maintain our body health and vibrancy. Thai Massage is relaxing and at the same time invigorating; it is beneficial to men and women alike from infancy upwards. It can be practised by a qualified practitioner on pregnant women throughout pregnancy; please inform your therapist prior to the massage.
Dancers, body workers, yoga practitioners and sports people often seek this type of massage as it allows them to relax after a session but also to increase flexibility, improve proprioception, address injuries or localised tightness and pain but also as a tool to further develop their skills and their relationship with their body.
In my practice in Greenwich (SE10) and near Blackheath (SE3) in south east London, I incorporate the Buddhist attention to centeredness, the alignment and dynamic stretching of Hatha yoga and manipulation of the Sen, the Thai energy line system. I use my hands, feet, arms, and legs to gently guide your body into various yoga postures while remaining focused and centered.
This gives you both a physical and an energetic massage aimed at improving circulation, relieve muscular tension and spasm, boost metabolism and improve the immune system whilst balancing the body energetically and inducing a calm mental state.