Traditional Thai massage is an ancient healing art that originated in India over 2500 years ago. It was created by Dr. Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, a master in Ayurvedic medicine, yoga and Buddhist meditation, who was the personal physician to Lord Gautama Buddha.
Using deep compression along energy lines, acupressure, gentle stretching, assisted yoga postures and deep breathing, it works to balance and increase the flow of Qi within the body. It is very effective for treating a wide range of orthopaedic disorders, from acute disorders to chronic pain. A typical session lasts 90-minutes and is performed on a mat on the floor in comfortable clothing.
Tuina is a manual therapy used in Traditional Chinese Medicine alongside acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, herbalism, tai chi, and qigong. Tui means “to push” and na means “to lift and squeeze.” Using a variety of other techniques including rolling, kneading, tapotement, stimulating acupressure points, range of motion and traction, the aim is to open the body’s defensive Qi and increase the flow of energy along the meridians. Tuina is also very effective in treating both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Treatments can be done on either a mat or massage table.
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system, which is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using about 5 grams of pressure practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the function of the central nervous system. It can be helpful in alleviating a wide range of disorders including migraine headaches, chronic neck and back pain, TMJ, orthopaedic problems, stress and tension related issues.