Known as Nuad Boran in Thai, this class gets participants to pair up with one another to take turns giving and receiving the massage. The giver will guide the receiver of the massage into Yoga postures and work onhis/her energy lines and pressure points, alleviating the latter’s muscular tension and improving the body’s circulation. The receiver, whilst laying in relaxation, will achieve Yogic flexibility without doing anything, hence its other name – the lazy man’s Yoga.
Here are some of the benefits of Thai Yoga Massage
Enhanced Energy Flow
Thai yoga massage works off the belief that tightened muscles lead to the diminished flow of energy in your body. When energy can’t flow freely, you become inflexible, suffer pain and feel stiff. Overtime, this leads to shortened muscles and connective tissue that affects your posture, immunity and organ function — all of which speed up aging and disability.
The pressing techniques used in Thai massage are designed to increase blood circulation to facilitate the better flow of oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. It also helps your body naturally get rid of waste, such as metabolic byproducts and carbon dioxide, more efficiently.
Adding stretching to the massage process helps relax the muscles further, so they naturally regain natural flexibility and tone. You’ll relieve chronic stiffness and experience improved mobility.
Thai massage is an alternative way for people to deal with chronic pain, and can be quite effective for temporary relief.
A specific type of Thai massage that involves applying pressure against specific meridians in the body, called court-type Thai massage, was shown as an effective treatment for people suffering from chronic tension headaches.
More traditional therapeutic massage is often prescribed as a way to reduce stress and induce relaxation.