About the Program
Thai Massage goes beyond the limitations of the mind. Traditionally practiced in Buddhist monasteries, Thai Massage is regarded above all as a spiritual practice, a meditation in movement, closely connected with the teachings of the Buddha. The masseur practices in a meditative state and develops his sensitivity and compassion to tune into the patient’s needs and offer him/her the chance to tap into their own healing journey. With the application of rhythmic pressure on certain energetic points and lines (sen) in the body and the yogic stretching of muscles and joint manipulation, blockages can be released and energy can be restored to its natural flow.
The massage is usually on a mat on the floor, fully clothed in loose comfortable clothes, without oils and sometimes looks like applied hatha yoga or yoga for two! In Thai Massage, we use our hands, elbows, knees, and feet to find the perfect touch needed for the moment. Because this massage is working on the different body layers (koshas) the release works on an emotional, energetic and physical level. The technique can be sometimes static (sinking deeply in a meditative state) or can move quite dynamically. As we move between these two, we create what is known as the ‘Sacred Dance’.