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.
Thai Bodywork, A Doorway to Self-Growth and Self-Healing
Thai Bodywork is more than just a physical practice. You may find, like we have, that Thai bodywork is a doorway to a whole world of treasure. When you enter the world of Thai bodywork, you may find that you are touching something much bigger than just another modality or technique
- Thai bodywork opens the door to a culture where touch and massage are a part of everyday life.
- Thai bodywork opens the door to a way of spiritual living based in compassion.
- Thai bodywork opens the door to a world of herbal medicine, both internal and topical based on the healing plants found throughout the tropical country and the world.
- Thai bodywork opens to the door to a practice of mindfulness based in Buddhist mental development.
- Thai bodywork opens the door to a breath and movement practice that has been performed by cave dwelling monks for centuries.
- Thai bodywork opens the door to the Thai culture of music, arts, and of course, food.
- Thai bodywork, at its core, opens the door to personal growth where your healing is it’s purpose. And when the understanding of your own healing journey is embodied, you can share that gift with others who are ready to receive it.