2,500 years ago a dynamic bodywork therapy based upon Ayurveda practices and yoga, appeared in the temples of Thailand. This therapeutic art was directly rooted in the Indian healing traditions of Ayurvedic medicine and would evolve into what we know today as Thai Yoga Massage.
Thai Yoga Massage is unique from western forms of massage in that it is practiced on a padded mat on the floor. Traditional Thai uses no oils or lotions and the recipient remains clothed during a treatment.
Often described as “having yoga done to you,” a Thai treatment will move the receiver into a variety of yoga poses. These poses are combined with rhythmic compression, stretching acupressure and energy work.
Together these actions result in powerful full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation and balances the body energetically. A basic Thai treatment will last 90 minutes but longer appointments are available for those who would like to incorporate a greater variety of yoga poses or stretches.
Bodhi Work is conveniently located by GSP exit 109 (Red Bank) in Tinton Falls at 106 Apple Street. Bodhi Work offers French Face Lift, Body Contouring, Massage and Thai Yoga Massage. Hours are by appointment. www.bodhiworkstudio.com Call 732.645.6726 to schedule.
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