What is Thai Bodywork?

by | Sep 26, 2022 | Articles, Massage Therapy

Thai Bodywork is a healing system that combines acupressure, stretching, and assisted yoga postures to gently lengthen muscles, mobilize joints, and unblock and balance energy pathways.

Thai Bodywork practitioners believe that balance is your natural state. You were born happy and in balance, and your body knows how to heal itself and is always seeking that balance. But with the rigors of human life, energy gets blocked, things go out of whack, and help from another caring human can be immensely beneficial. 

How is Thai Bodywork different from massage?

Thai Bodywork (aka Thai Yoga Massage) aims to create more space in the body, and a feeling of expansion and lightness in your whole being. Unlike traditional massage, you will remain fully clothed in a loose-fitting long pants and shirt.

The giver and receiver participate together, with guided breathing, to stretch and pull and work the joints and muscles. It is a body care and energy work healing system that combines conscious and caring touch with elements of massage, yogic stretching, breath work, and acupressure.

What are the benefits of Thai Massage?

  • Increases range of motion in your joints and muscles
  • Increases blood flow and lymphatic circulation
  • Reduces joint pain and restriction
  • Increase flexibility and improve posture
  • Experience a calmer mind or increased mindfulness
  • Enhances sports performance
  • Deeper rest and relaxation
  • Reduces stress
  • Stimulates digestion

What should I expect during a Thai Bodywork session?

You will meet your practitioner and be directed to a room with a comfortable mat on the floor. With Thai Bodywork, you remain fully clothed. Loose-fitting long pants and a comfortable shirt are best. Socks off is preferred, but we want you to honor your comfort preferences, so if you prefer to wear them, it’s ok. 

Thai Bodywork practitioners stretch your body for you, decompressing joints, lengthening muscles, and releasing tension. This assists in improved flexibility, and overall better energy flow in your whole body/mind/heart system. We seek to treat the whole person and help restore the balance in your body-mind-heart system.

Your Thai Bodywork practitioner will use a combination of hands, feet, elbows, knees, and forearms to guide you through passive stretching, pulling, rocking, compressions, and pressure to help you feel better in your body. 

How will I feel after Thai Bodywork?

People who receive Thai Bodywork report a restoration of balance in their overall energy, muscles, joints, and nervous systems. The energy that flows freely will improve your body’s ability to heal itself, and clients say that it relieves their ailments and increases their overall physical and mental health. 

INVIVO Wellness clients report significant relief from pain, feeling more balanced, moving better, and often leaving feeling both grounded and energized after their bodywork sessions! 

Becky Tesch provides Thai Bodywork / Thai Yoga Massage at INVIVO Wellness. If you would like to book a Thai Bodywork appointment, call us at 414-265-5606.

WebMD: “Benefits of Thai Massage
Institute of Thai Massage: “Benefits of Thai Massage”, “WHAT IS NUAD BO-RARN?”