What Does Vedic Thai Yoga Therapy Feel Like?
Thai yoga therapy is considered a hybrid form of yoga and massage, because the therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. Many people say Thai yoga therapy is like doing yoga without any work.
Muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure are also used during treatment.
People describe Thai yoga therapy as both relaxing and energizing.
Vedic Thai yoga therapy is believed to have been developed by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, physician to Buddha, more than 2,500 years ago in India.
It made its way to Thailand, where the Ayurvedic techniques and principles gradually became influenced by traditional Chinese medicine.
For centuries, Thai yoga therapy was performed by monks as one component of Thai medicine.
What should I expect during my visit?
Thai yoga therapy is done on a padded mat on the floor. No oil is applied, so you are fully dressed. You are asked to bring or wear comfortable clothing to the treatment. A typical treatment is 60 to 90 minutes long.
Vedic Thai Yoga Therapy is Not Recommended For:
Individuals with infectious skin diseases, rash, or open wounds
Immediately after surgery
Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation