Thai Massage: Lazy Man’s Yoga
Here at Lime Green Lotus my massage toolbox is comprised of a plethora of modalities that I can use to customize the best massage for you. One of these is Thai massage. This modality is unique in that it offers the dual benefits of being both energizing and grounding. Affectionately dubbed “lazy man’s yoga”, this approximately 2,500-year-old art form is traditionally performed fully clothed on a padded mat, but can also be performed on the table.
The client wears loose and comfortable clothing such as sportswear to facilitate the assisted poses, stretches and compressions. The practitioner uses forearms, elbows, knees and feet to increase flexibility, energy (by opening the body’s energy/sen lines) and improve postural alignment.
I am proud to be among the few in the area to offer this unique therapy, and not only that … I’ve studied with four different schools, have over 100 hours of continuing education and have even attended the celebrated International Training Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Thai is a much sought after modality due to its multitude of benefits:
- Deeply relaxes and quiets the mind.
- Increases energy.
- Enhances the body-mind connection.
- Improves circulation and lymphatic flow.
- Improves flexibility and range of motion.
- Rejuvenates body and mind.
- Relieves pain and muscle tension.
Sarah Downing is a Licensed Massage Therapist and owner of Lime Green Lotus. Get in touch to learn more.