What is Thai yoga massage?
The origins of Thai massage come from Indian and Buddhist traditions, including ayurveda and yoga science of the mind and body connection. It receives its name as Thai massage because it is in Thailand where the practice has mainly been preserved.
As per tradition massages are done fully clothed and on a mat on the ground. The therapist works through static and dynamic movements (some similar to yoga postures) with a focus on working energy lines from the feet to the head. There are many physical benefits, along with bringing renewed mental, emotional and energetic balance.
I work primarily with a focus on the meditative quality of this massage aiming to create a sacred and shared space that brings metta (loving kindness) into the room while restoring balance in the body. Nevertheless, these treatments are therapeutic while also healing. As we encourage a deep state of relaxation through stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, the body is able to self-heal while also opening to receive deep pressure and movement from the therapist.
The present needs and state of the client are taken into consideration to give a particular massage tailored to the present moment, and thus each massage has a tendency to look quite different from the last. Indeed, the massage turns into a sacred dance while both the therapist and the client each act as a giver and a receiver.
- Removes toxins from accumulated areas
- Encourages free flow of blood and regulate blood pressure
- Improves posture and corrects body-misalignements
- Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
- Tones internal organs
- Provides deep rest for the body
- Increases or rebalances energy
Mental and psychological benefits:
- Helps relieve stress and aid relaxation
- Fosters peace of mind
- Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
- Clears the mind and aids in mental clarity
- Develops self-awareness of the mind and body connection
- Helps for insomnia and reducing fatigue
- Fosters a feeling of well-being
- Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch
- Possible “letting go” or release of stuck emotions
- Reminds the body / mind of feelings of deep connection
“Erica’s treatment helped me a lot. Her talent is remarkable… She is able to read the body very accurately. It never hurt and I immediately felt tremendous relief and my pain was gone for a few hours/days.”
– Ascan Roosen, Germany
“It was amazing! Very relaxing, Erica is very sweet and she works with love.”
– Susana Micaelo, Portugal
“Erica’s gifted at Thai massage. I felt great after, a little sore, but good, like I’d done a strong [yoga] practice.”
– John Hanrahan, Ireland
How to prepare for a treatment
Treatments are ideally 1.5 – 2 hours in length. Even if you are only having a shorter massage, be aware to give yourself time and space for yourself to come and leave your treatment in a relaxed manner. Come wearing loose, comfortable clothes (as clothes remain on during the massage) and an extra light layer and pair of socks to keep warm. Also, it is useful to refrain from eating a large or heavy meal within a couple hours of your session.
Please inform me of any health conditions or concerns as soon as possible. We will of course have space to discuss more at the time of the treatment, though any information beforehand helps me to plan your session better. You can reserve your space immediately by booking your appointment through the button below or you can find my contact here.
To read more details from the Thai Healing Alliance about what to expect during and after a treatment, please click here.
1 hour session - 45€
1.5 hour session - 60€
2 hour session - 80€
It is highly recommend to receive a 90 minute treatment in Thai massage. This allows enough time for the body to deeply relax and integrate more therapeutic work. In the same respect, it is beneficial to come for a series of treatments. Therefore, if you are a first time customer and/or feel hesitant with the cost, please speak to me about possibilities for these treatments to be more accessible for you.