Thai Bodywork combines stretching and body movements to loosen muscles, release stress and change habitual body tension patterns.
Thai Bodywork sessions are performed on a padded mat on the floor to give practitioners better leverage in deep muscle stretching and joint release for the client. Typical sessions last 60-90 minutes, and clients remain dressed in loose,comfortable clothing.
Using their hands, knuckles, elbows, and feet the practitioner employs a series of movements to stretch the clients entire body. Considered both a therapeutic and meditative treatment, Thai Bodywork not only improves flexibility, circulation and range of movement but also centers the body and mind.
60 minute session: $65 / 90 minute session: $95
Meet the practitioner:
I have been giving Thai Bodywork for about 12 years now, with my training stemming from the Lotus Palm School (https://www.lotuspalm.com/). From there, further studies have happened with Chuck Duff (http://thaibodywork.com/articles/).
I believe that any necessary shifting or opening comes from you, and as your practitioner, I work to guide your body and listen to where it is willing to go. Lotus Palm trained me to be gentle in the approach to Thai Bodywork, where I tend to implement a lot of rocking and shaking techniques that encourage the body to loosen any patterns of holding. The bodywork session itself is usually different every time, dependent on what is going on in the moment. Some clients receive a stronger session, with lots of deep compression and precise thumbing along certain lines in the body; while other clients receive a lot of stretching and pressing.
I am also a full time yoga instructor, with a practice geared towards restorative and yin. My studies in yoga and Thai Bodywork often complement each other.