Thai Yoga Massage
"Feel the presence of your breathing and his, feeling the weight of your body opening his, recognize the beauty of the soul, unify and move and dance. Ever at ease, without judgment, for everyone of our brothers and sisters". Dayalu
Traditional Thai massage dates back to some 2500 years ago in India, in times of Ayurvedic and Yogic healing. It was brought over to Thailand as a medical practice by a famous Indian doctor “Jivaka Kumar Baccha”, the Buddha’s personal physician and doctor of the monks in the monasteries of that time. The teaching and sharing from generation to generation and from master to student has made this massage the intuitive healing art that it is. Along with herbal medicine, nutrition and spiritual practice, Thai massage makes up the core of traditional Thai medicine and is for this reason that the treatment is more of a spiritual practice, closely connected with the teachings of the Buddha. The application of METTA (loving kindness) and VIPASSANA (meditation of insight) enables both the giver and receiver to open energy channels and to be healed.
Thai Yoga Massage is a sacred dance. It is a holy communion between two people used to unblock energy stagnation. It is essentially an ancient Eastern healing technique used as a tool to awaken our spiritual flame and inner therapist. Learning the beautiful art of traditional Thai massage is not just about memorising a series of exercises, nor about thinking that we can cure someone of their sickness. It is about learning to give from the heart with compassion and to have deep understanding of the other person’s suffering. We are all one. We are reflections of each other’s strengths and weaknesses. We are all connected. Learning how to give and to receive….to touch….to breathe….to feel. When we massage, we don’t aim to heal, we aim to help others believe they can and will be healed. When we are connected to the Divine, the healing process happens all by itself. We are just channels to remind each other of this. And thus the dance begins…