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Massage facilitates ease of movement enabling a deeper awareness of our physical and energetic bodies.   Ultimately, a keen body awareness supports balance within ourselves and with all that surrounds us.  -lv






Sessions Offered


*Deep Tissue/Orthopedic
*Swedish
Thai Yoga Massage (90 minutes)
 
60 minute sessions - $85
90 minute sessions - $120

*Add hot stones or aromatherapy for additional $10 each



What is Thai Yoga Massage?
 
Put very simply, Thai Yoga Massage is passive yoga.

Traditional Thai Yoga Massage has roots in Indian Ayurvedic medicine that dates back thousands of years.  The term Ayurveda is a made up of two Sanskrit words:  “Ayur” meaning life and “Veda” meaning knowledge or science. Ayurveda, or the science of life, is widely regarded as the oldest form of healthcare in the world. 

Thai Yoga Massage is a form of healing that facilitates balance physically and energetically.  The session is performed on a mat on the floor, fully clothed in comfortable clothing allowing for freedom of movement with no oils or lotions used.  The practitioner guides and supports the recipient through a series of postures and stretches dictated by the recipient’s health history and Ayurvedic constitution.  Throughout the session, the practitioner will incorporate compressions, palming and thumbing along the body’s energy (Sen) lines.

I studied the Lotus Palm Method of Thai Yoga Massage.  Lotus Palm symbolizing “compassionate touch.”  I have been known to say “it takes two”, meaning it is both the practitioner’s and the recipient’s energies that work together to heal, not one without the other.  Practicing with compassion sets the tone for a healing environment allowing your body’s wisdom to work in harmony.

What makes my style of Thai Yoga Bodywork unique?
 
As a life-long, competitive athlete, I understand first-hand the importance of being dedicated to self-care. I am a big advocate of routine, consistent stretching, yoga and bodywork. I believe Thai Yoga Massage to be an extremely valuable tool in keeping a body balanced physically and energetically, fluid in motion, and free from injury.

Throughout my years of practicing massage, I have studied and incorporated many different modalities and techniques. In addition to assessing a client’s health history and constitution for a Thai Yoga Massage session, I may chose to incorporate other bodywork techniques in order to maximize healing. For example, if you are normally used to receiving a deep tissue session when your hamstrings “act up”, do look forward to not only receiving some great stretches, but also to that deeper work you are accustomed to receiving. Your Thai Yoga Massage session will be unique to your needs.

Some techniques that may be incorporated:
  • Active Isolated Stretching/PNF Stretching
  • Deep Tissue
  • Myofascial Release
  • Neuromuscular
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Orthopedic Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Shiatsu
Who can receive Thai Yoga Massage?
  • Yoginis of all levels
  • Those who have never practiced yoga
  • Athletes of all levels
  • Those recovering from injuries
  • Those dealing with chronic illnesses
  • Pregnant women—some contraindications apply
  • People of all ages
What you’ll need
  • Comfortable clothing—i.e., yoga wear, fitness wear, loose-fitting clothes—whatever allows for freedom of movement.   For those who will be receiving a sports session, shorts and tees or tanks are advised.  If wearing shorts, choose fitted shorts or a pair with a liner for modesty and comfort during the stretching.
  • Socks and long sleeve layer.  If you tend to get chilled, then I advise having a pair of socks and a long sleeve layer handy.  Remember, TYM is performed on a mat on the floor, not on a table with a table warmer.  You will become very relaxed during the session, so being cozy is key.  Blankets and room warmers are available.
  • Don’t eat a heavy meal prior to your session.  Due to Thai Yoga Massage being a movement-oriented session, it’s best to arrive  “light” so as to avoid stomach upset or indigestion.

How you will feel after the session
 
The best way to describe the feeling after receiving Thai Yoga Massage is that of being relaxed and calm, yet energized.  Your body will feel more “open” with greater ease of movement.  You will feel more aligned physically in your structure and more balanced in your mind.  Most times, the positive effects of the session will increase with time.   Thai Yoga Massage is cumulative, as is staying consistent with a stretching routine. 

The benefits of Massage
  • Increases range of motion
  • Enhances fitness
  • Relieves body aches and pains
  • Relaxes and resets tight muscles/increases flexibility
  • Breaks up scar tissue and adhesions
  • Improves circulation and supports lymphatic system
  • Boosts immunity
  • Reduces stress
  • Creates a sense of calm, yet also increases energy
  • Balances body, mind, being
  • Facilitates body awareness
Some conditions that can benefit from Massage
  • ITB (Illiotibial band) syndrome
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Stress, tension, depression, anxiety
  • Back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
Massage is Healthcare 
 
I support a no-tipping policy due to my philosophies regarding healthcare and massage. Please ask for a receipt of service if you have a flexible spending benefit through your employer. City of Portland employees please note healthcare benefits include massage therapy. Always know what benefits are available to you through your employer...a lot of policies include massage therapy.

Discounts

Discounted sessions available for Seniors, Students, and Veterans