How is Thai Yoga Massage Performed?
Thai Yoga Massage is normally performed on a soft floor mat rather than a raised massage table. This allows for many movements and procedures that are not practical or effective in table work. It allows for the most effective use of the practitioner’s body weight rather than muscular force for the transmission of pressure, force, or energy, which creates a highly therapeutic effect. Pillows and bolsters may be used for better support. The client remains fully clothed except for the feet. Clothing should be light, comfortable and allow for flexible movement and deep stretching.
The work itself consists primarily of pressure on energy lines and points, and a large variety of stretching movements. Pressure is exerted with the therapist’s hand, feet, knees, elbows and legs to facilitate the process. The pressure and stretching movements are combined in a comprehensive strategy. No oil is used during these sessions.