At the meeting point between massage and yoga, this technique combines guided stretches and targeted massage to unblock your energetic channels and calm your mind. This type of Thai massage has been used for centuries to balance the body, boost blood circulation and release tension along acupressure points. Thai Yoga massage is a unique treatment that will leave you feeling refreshed and comfortable, whether you’re facing the day or winding down.
Who would benefit from a Thai Yoga massage?
Anyone with a hectic schedule will benefit from this physical and mental rebalancing. A Thai Yoga massage can increase flexibility, improve core strength, and help to manage pain in your shoulders, neck and back.
People who may choose to select this treatment:
Do not want to get undressed. Thai massage is performed fully clothed.
Have a spiritual outlook and want to rebalance their energy.
Find physical release to be relaxing.
Want to build on or complement a yoga practice.
People who should not choose a Thai Yoga massage:
Have high blood pressure or a history of blood clots.
May be pregnant. If you’re past your 1st trimester, choose a Pregnancy massage instead.
Want a traditional table massage experience. Try a Deep Tissue massage.
Thai Yoga massage potential benefits
Releases stiffness and speeds recovery time after exercise.
Develops flexibility in the body.
Reduces cortisol to de-stress the mind.
Promotes a sense of deep relaxation.
During your Thai Yoga massage treatment
Your therapist will create a personalised experience that takes your physical and spiritual needs into account. They will take the time to get to know you before beginning your floor massage, and will carefully guide you through your practice.
You will remain fully dressed throughout the treatment, so should choose fitted but comfortable clothing.
Thai Yoga massage techniques
A Thai Yoga massage uses firm pressure strokes performed with the elbow, forearm and feet, alongside specific yoga poses and stretches. This acupressure and muscular release will help release trapped energy within the body, as well as lengthening and stretching your tendons and soft tissue.
After your Thai Yoga massage
Take time to rest and relax and avoid intense physical activity until your body has had a chance to recover. Thai Yoga massage is most effective in restoring harmony and balance in your energetic channels after a few, regular treatments.
What is the difference between a Thai massage and a Thai Yoga (without oil) massage?
Both Thai and Thai Yoga massages work on the energy lines of the body, but Thai massage is conducted undressed and on a table, much like a Deep Tissue massage. A Thai Yoga massage is equally focused on the stretches and poses that you will hold as the acupressure release, to create a very physical experience. This type of massage is the best choice if you’re interested in improving your flexibility, and prefer to remain fully dressed.
Does Thai Yoga massage hurt?
Your therapist may use quite deep pressure at times, but your treatment should still feel relaxing. Always let your therapist know if you’re experiencing discomfort.
What type of therapists specialise in Thai Yoga massage?
This type of treatment is studied by specialists from all over the world, who may have trained in both yoga and massage techniques.
This page describes the most common techniques for a specific type of massage. Your therapist will tailor your treatment to your individual needs based on their expert knowledge and experience.