Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, often referred to as passive Yoga, is a set of techniques developed in Buddhist monasteries of Southeast Asia 2500 years ago. These techniques are applied in order to stimulate and balance the flow of energy in the primary channels that run through the body and strengthen the internal self-healing powers, having as a primary purpose the restoration of psychosomatic balance.
This is achieved through both dynamic and gentle pressure applied along the energy lines, as well as passive stretching, both of which release the tension from the nerves and muscles, while at the same time the elasticity and flexibility of the body is improved. The pressure exerted by the therapist is controlled and always in accordance with the level of stress the receiver can handle so as the result does not bring discomfort, but relief.
At the same time stretching techniques similar to those in yoga are applied, as well as various forms of pressure where the therapist is using different parts of his body (such as fingers, palms, elbows and feet).
It is a relaxing yet invigorating massage based on the communication between practitioner and patient through the synchronisation of breaths, which aims at the concurrent and efficient execution of the exercises.
This type of massage takes place on a mattress on the floor, does not include oils while the patient is dressed in comfortable clothes.