Is this your first Thai Yoga Massage? Here is a simple guide of what to expect during and after your session:
Before Your Massage
- Thai Massage takes place fully clothed, without oils on a mat on the floor. This type of bodywork incorporates stretches, yoga postures and deep breath awareness.
- You will want to come to your massage with an empty stomach.
- Thai Massage works the entire body, from the crown of the head to the soles of the feet. The belly, face, feet and hands as well as the limbs and torso are all attended to.
- Thai Yoga Massage is a meditative practice. Both the giver and receiver engage in a state of relaxed focused awareness. It is best performed without conversation. The need to express may come up and that’s ok, however, the practitioner will not respond overly much.
- One of the most difficult things to do during a massage is to let go. To let your therapist move your body, essentially do all the work. This surrender is imperative to Thai massage. It creates neuromuscular confusion, rewiring the brain to establish new neural patterns of movement.
After Your Massage
- It is normal to feel a little sore the next day. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Drink lots of warm water/ jasmine tea to help flush toxins and help nourish the tissues of the body.
- You may experience improved range of motion and flexibility.
- You may experience relief from pain and/or injury recovery.
- You may experience some changes in your energy. Generally an overall boost in vitality, however, if you feel very tired please honor that. Your body may be telling you something.
Please tell your therapist of any current or recent conditions you may be nurturing.
May You be Love
May You be Light
May You be Peace