So my latest addition to my practice is something that speaks volumes, yet is peacefully silent. Also known as “Yoga for lazy people” (the therapist does the work), I prefer to see it as “lending a hand to the soul”. As much as it is renowned for it’s physical benefits, it leaves one with a sense of well-being in balancing Mind, Body and Spirit.
Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient Oriental technique that combines acupuncture, passive stretching, reflexology and energy work, with deep tissue massage. It helps posture, alignment, strength, and flexibility. The massage is conducted on a mat, on the floor, fully clothed.
During Pilates classes, I would often feel the need to push a stretch further or to manipulate the body where misalignment was present. Having completed the course and currently working on case studies (many a willing participant I might add!!), the technique is proving to be successful, with improvement at every stage, on every age. A reminder: one is most likely to go through a detox, so it’s about being gentle with oneself, hydrating, bathing in Epsom Salts following treatments and nurturing the body in order to get the full benefit. Try it out, you… and your soul have everything to gain!