Traditional Thai Massage – Osteo Thai

A traditional Thai massage incorporates an ancient combination of acupressure, energy meridian work, and yoga-like stretching for an invigorating and balancing experience.

Thai massage improves circulation, flexibility, muscle tone, and is the perfect complement to any exercise routine.

Called Nuad Bo-Ran in Thai, the ancient art of traditional massage has been practiced by an unbroken chain of masters since at least 300 BC.
The origins of traditional Thai massage reportedly began over 2,000 years ago along with the introduction of Buddhism. It is one of four branches of traditional medicine in Thailand the others being herbs, nutrition , and spiritual practice.
Thai massage is most different from other forms of massage in that there is no oil used, that the masseur uses a mattress on the floor (as opposed to a table), and that you remain completely clothed throughout the massage.

This blend of acupressure and stretching is especially beneficial for those who find themselves stiff, sore, and tired from over-exertion in work or sports, or from arthritis or other debilitating diseases. Thai massage enhances strength and flexibility, relaxes sore or tense muscles, and can help to recapture lost range of motion. By encouraging lymphatic function, this traditional deep tissue massage and stretching can also detoxify the body, heighten the immune system, and prevent disease and/or injury by promoting flexibility.

Thai massage is directly related to Ayurvedic principles originating in India, and is said to have arrived in Thailand along with Buddhism.

Like other Asian massage techniques, such as shiatsu and reflexology, and more recent Western developments such as trigger points, Thai Massage is a form of therapy based on the theory of the flow of energy between specific points on the periphery of the body and the internal organs. Even when treating a disease or injury associated with a particular part of the body, a therapist will typically work on acupressure points throughout the body. Linked through an intricate network of 72,000 energy meridians (sen), acupressure points stimulate and relax the client's mind and body, promoting the natural healing processes.

Contrary to Western style massage, traditional Thai massage does not primarily work with the physical body but rather with the energy body of man. The kneading of muscles, which dominates in Western style massage, is absent from Thai massage: energy points are pressed or general pressure is used instead. There is a lot of stretching involved and many exercises might well be described as 'applied Hatha Yoga' or 'applied physical Yoga'. Rather than using the term 'Thai massage', it wouldn't be a bad idea to actually call it 'Yoga massage' since that's what this art essentially is.

 

Annabella's twenty years of experience and complete dedication to the wellbeing of her clients are her most genuine form of gratitude and honoring her lineage:

Asokananda and Chaiyuth Priyasith

 

Sessions of 60' – 90' – 120' – 150'

The use of warm steamed herbal compresses can be integrated in the chosen treatment. (in the 150' is free of charge)

During massage (Oil-istic, Bamboo Sticks, Thai, Rejuvance) the use of Red and Near Infrared Light Therapy is totally free, otherwise single sessions of 20' each can be booked.

Disclaimer: None of the services offered are meant to be a substitute for diagnosis, treatment or care from a licensed medical physician. I do not heal, cure, prevent or treat disease. I help facilitate the correction of energetic imbalances in the energy field to encourage the body’s own automatic healing response. I do not make any promises or guarantees about the result of my work or my energy sessions.

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