Massage Therapy, Thai Massage & Yoga Therapy with Paul Cramer (RMT)
It also serves as a means for me to “hang up my shingle” so that people who are interested in alternative therapies like Thai Massage and Yoga Therapy will be able to find me.
What is Thai Massage?
Thai Massage, Traditional Thai Massage, Thai Yoga massage all refer to the same form of bodywork that is widely practiced in Thailand. For those who have visited Thailand or experienced a Thai massage here, you’ll understand why Thai massage is so effective. In Thailand, it is practiced widely and considered an important aspect of health care.
Thai Massage is a profoundly effective therapeutic massage treatment which is known to improve flexibility, range of motion and to ease pain and discomfort from musculo-skeletal conditions as well as to reduce the effects of stress and tension from over use.
Depending on the unique needs of each client, the therapist will integrate a number of methods including acupressure and massage techniques with stretching, joint mobilization, traction as well as deep pressure to the affected areas.
Anticipate flowing movements uniquely tailored to your needs for that day. The trained therapist will guide you through a sequence of movements and stretches that relaxes, reduces muscle tension, and brings awareness to the connection between mind and body.
How does it feel?
Your body will quickly respond to the balancing nature of Thai Massage. The result will be a profound relaxation which will leave you feeling rejuvenated and renewed. –maybe refreshed would be better.
One of the foundations of Thai massage is that we treat the individual -this means the therapist will tailor the types of techniques used, the amount of pressure and the degree of stretching according to your requirements that day as well as your preferences.
How is Thai Massage Different
What is the difference between Thai massage and other forms of massage?
This is one of the most often asked questions and has generated some great conversations about how Thai massage fits into the scheme of things.
There are so many types of Thai massage -even within Thailand there is no “unilateral” standard. Each style and type has it’s own merits and will appeal to different people. This means that depending on where your therapist studied, with which teacher or school as well as for how long can make a big difference in your treatment.
Let’s begin with the most basic -Although there are different types of Thai massage practiced by people with a variety of backgrounds this will pertain to the most commonly practiced method and the one that is practiced and taught through ThaiVeda.
Generally, Thai massage is performed on a soft mat on the floor but can be accommodated to a massage table -often for clients that would have difficulty moving to or from the floor mat. The recipient receives the massage wearing loose comfortable clothing that allows for ease of movement and mobility.