Thai Bodywork is based on the traditional techniques of Thai Massage, pressure point relief and stretching. It keeps the spiritual dimension, incorporating meditation and Buddhist philosophy, adding the more western scientific approach such as trigger points, myofascial techniques, posture correcting exercises, etc.
Thai Bodywork is a holistic discipline that approaches health problems and more complex conditions with the aim of restoring the balance and harmony in the person, as a whole.
A typical bodywork session can take anywhere from 60 to 120 minutes and it is performed on a mat placed on the floor, just like Thai Massage with the client dressed in comfortable, loose clothing.
Some of the major benefits that can be achieved through this physical practice, that activates and further develops mind-body awareness are:
- Mood elevation and pain relief
- Tonification of internal organs
- Fostering of more appropriate respiratory rhythms
- Stimulation of digestive and metabolic activity
- Support of the immune system
- Improved flexibility and mobility
- Realigning of the musculoskeletal system
- Stimulation of sensory receptors
It is important to be aware that bodywork therapists cannot diagnose and cure illnesses. Their role is to guide and support the client in achieving a more balanced lifestyle, autonomy over one’s own health care, and accessing the inherent ability within the body to self-regulate and heal itself.