Traditional Thai Yoga massage is an ancient form of therapeutic healing. Its roots are in India from where it was brought to Thailand over 2000 years ago by Ayurvedic doctors and Buddhist monks.
Traditional Thai Yoga massage combines acupressure, energy balancing, stretching and applied yoga exercises. Traditional Thai Yoga massage is a unique and powerful massage therapy. As well as improving flexibility, relaxation and energy levels, a massage can relieve headaches, asthma, constipation, and frozen shoulders, improve flexibility for sports people, help recovery after a heart attack or stroke, provide exercise for the disabled - to mention only a few possibilities. Thai Yoga massage therapists are in demand for working with performance athletes, the disabled, stroke victims, and people wanting to reduce stress and improve energy levels.
How does it work?
The masseur uses hands, feet, elbows and knees to apply pressure along the energy lines of the body. This combined with gentle stretching and assisted yoga postures.
It is therefore, far deeper and more effective at realigning the body than a ‘skin-deep’ massage. Clients have noticed an overall increase in relaxation (both physical and mental), improved balance, greater flexibility and less aches and pains.
Are there any risks?
Thai massage is normally suitable for everyone, including the young and the very elderly. However, it should be avoided if you have osteoporosis, spinal fusions or phlebitis. If you have high blood pressure or heart problems, talk to your doctor before booking a treatment.
Training in Thai Yoga Massage
Courses in Thai Yoga Massage and Chavutti Thirummal are available in New Zealand through Sunshine Network New Zealand (formally Sunshine Network Institute) and also worldwide through The Sunshine Network
For further information on Training programs in New Zealand
Contact Don Bertram
Phone +64 9 298 2007 or +64 27 6680571
- Teacher: having met the required 750 hrs training to complete the full diploma course in Thai Yoga Massage and Ayurvedic Body work through the Sunshine Network New Zealand (or Sunshine Network Institute) and having met the criteria required by the Sunshine Network International
- Thai Massage Master: having met the required 750 hrs training to complete the full diploma course in Thai Yoga Massage and Ayurvedic Body work through the Sunshine Network Institute or other approved training establishment.
- Therapist: having met the required 320 hrs training through the Sunshine Network Institute or other approved training establishment.
- Practitioner: having met the required 160 hrs training through the Sunshine Network Institute or other approved training establishment.
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