Traditional Thai Massage
Yui Yamashita is a Health and Wellness Coach, yoga teacher with a background in Occupational Therapy and now also practices as a Traditional Thai Massage Therapist. She learned the arts of the massage in Thailand through one on one training in the mountains of Chiang Mai with a Thai massage teacher who has been practicing for over 30 years. Her massages are intuitive working along the energy lines in the body, at the same time her anatomy knowledge helps her to work through the body and it's muscles thoroughly, and you'll come out feeling nurtured and revitalised after the massage. Yui will guide you to use your breath throughout the massage and you may enter a state of meditation as you connect with your body-mind-spirit.
Traditional Thai Massage is a healing art form originating about 2000 years ago with roots in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine focusing on the 10 main energy channels in the body to address any health conditions and realign the body to its natural state. The massage is fully clothed. You arrive wearing loose comfortable clothing and working on the mat on the floor. It is a mixture of firm pressure using the whole body and some acupressure, yoga-like stretches to work through your energetic channels and deeper tissues resulting in a relaxing, rejuvenating and therapeutic massage.
Traditional Thai Massage has been shown to have amazing physical benefits such as detoxification, increased immune system function, increased blood circulation, muscle relaxation and increased flexibility. The practice has also been shown to support a variety of psychological benefits such as reduced stress and anxiety, increased inner energy levels, mental clarity, emotional balance and internal power of self confidence as well as self discipline.
It is a beautiful healing art form which has been practiced in Buddhist temples with a Buddhist philosophy of Metta - loving touch and kindness to nurture and heal your body.
Cost is $120 for 90 minutes.
Sauna and massage combination package (allow 2.5 hours) also available for $150.