What is Thai Bodywork?
Thai bodywork is a form of body movement and energy manipulation that takes place on a mat on the floor, is full clothed, and rarely uses oils. The stretching, movement, breathing and meditative quality may remind one of a passive yoga session. Both the giver and the receiver get the benefits of calm mind, relaxed body, flexibility, body awareness, and energy.
Who should receive Thai Bodywork?
All people can benefit from this form of bodywork as, just like yoga, it can be modified for all receivers. Many think that Thai bodywork requires clients to be flexible. Actually, and again just like yoga, it helps people to become more flexible. Often, those who are not flexible, benefit the most.
Who should learn to do Thai bodywork?
If you can touch, then you can do Thai bodywork. One of the nice things about working on the floor is that there are many ways to modify so that you are comfortable. The practice helps you to become more flexible, stronger and mindful. That being said, in order to go through the 200 Hour Training, you will need to feel comfortable moving around on the floor.
Can you explain more about the practice?
We use our fingers, thumbs, hands, forearms, elbows, knees, and feet to manipulate the client’s body in a endless variety of creative, fun and effective ways. In the 200 Hour Training, we teach a sequence of poses that uses an amazing array of positions to manipulate a body. We also encourage creativity and imagination while at the same time nurturing mindfulness and connection.