Thai yoga therapy is a part of the traditional healing system of Thailand. Practiced by Buddhist monks for the last 2500 years, it was first introduced in the United States in 1990. It’s ancient origins are linked to Yoga, Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine, as well as the indigenous healing practices of ancient Siam. It is still used in Thailand today as part of the healing regime for many different ailments of the body.
Thai yoga therapy is a combination of gentle rocking, range of motion, passive stretching and gentle pressure along energy lines. Joints are loosened and opened through manipulation and peripheral stimulation, muscles are stretched, internal organs are toned, vitality is increased and a deep state of relaxation can be achieved. Nothing like western massage therapy, it is often referred to as “lazy man’s yoga.” Receiving Thai yoga therapy is a bit like doing yoga without putting forth any effort while simultaneously getting an acupressure and reflexology treatment.