What Is Table Thai Yoga Massage
Table Thai Yoga Massage is an adaptation of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage customarily performed on a floor mat. Traditional Thai Yoga Massage does not use oils or lotions, allowing the client to remain fully clothed. As in traditional Thai Yoga Massage, the therapist uses leverage, momentum and gravity rather than muscular strength. The compression techniques used in Table Thai Yoga Massage facilitate blood circulation to deliver more oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. It also helps your body naturally dispose of metabolic by-products such as uric acid and carbon dioxide, more efficiently. Assisted stretching in the Table Thai Yoga Massage session helps relax the muscles further, so they help alleviate chronic stiffness and improve range of motion.
Table Thai Yoga Massage Philosophy
The core of Table Thai Yoga Massage theory centres around the integration of mind, body and spirit, and therapists seek to connect with their clients in what is often referred to as a therapeutic dance. The origins of Thai Yoga Massage are thought to date back to the Ayurvedic traditions of ancient India. Table Thai Yoga Massage is blended healing practice harmonising breath, movement, stress reduction, and pain relief. The doctrine of Table Thai Yoga Massage is “Metta”, otherwise known as, “the practice of loving kindness." Metta is fulfilled when both the giver and receiver achieve a state of benevolence. In other words, both the client and the therapist benefit on a profound level. Table Thai Yoga Massage clears blockages along the “wind channels”, or “sen lines”, and powerfully relaxes body and mind. Some clients can experience an emotional release during or after a session, physical and emotional trauma are let go from the body.
There is a natural affinity between Ayurveda Yoga and Table Thai Yoga Massage. Traditional Yoga postures or Asana are applied throughout Thai Yoga Massage. For example Table Thai Yoga Massage uses supine or seated twists, Child’s Pose, Scorpion, Lotus and Cobra for example. Table Thai Yoga Massage also follows the Yoga premise that each pose will need a counter pose. Therefor a forward fold will often follow an assisted Cobra in order to bring balance to the body. Many Physiotherapists will “prescribe” both Yoga and Thai Massage to their clients in order to complement the rehabilitation process.
The rocking motion central to Thai Yoga Massage is both sedating and relaxing, while the therapist-assisted stretching and range of motion work is energising. The relaxation response of the parasympathetic nervous system is engaged when the body is rocked. Using a rocking motion to apply pressure allows for the muscle fibres to lengthen more readily.
For a Table Thai Yoga Massage, it is necessary to wear loose or gym-type clothing, to allow freedom of movement. Thai table massage is an ideal alternative to sports stretch routines, or as a precursor to practicing yoga, or improves flexibility and movement in advanced yoga practitioners.