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THAI YOGA MASSAGE

Relaxing, nurturing abdominal treatments - for women only 

Please note I'm no longer in Devon & not taking on new clients

As my Thai Yoga massage practice has evolved, I now focus on abdominal treatments, although these still address other areas of the body: abdominal massage is actually really helpful also for relieving lower back tension, for example.

Thai treatments take place fully clothed; traditionally recipients lie on the ground on a futon mat.

For abdominal work, the main techniques I use are oriental-style acupressure: using palming and thumb/finger pressure along energy lines and pressure points, to unblock and encourage the flow of subtle energies. (This can also stimulate or relax the digestive system depending on the direction I work.)

Please note: I offer these Thai abdominal massages as a relaxing treatment rather than to address any specific medical issues.

Although we are working with the physical body, Thai - like many other eastern and indigenous styles of bodywork - is really focused on working with the more subtle energetic layer of your being.  Alongside the acupressure and energy lines, Thai massage uses breathing and stretches to release energy blockages, and help to unwind our habitual, unbalanced posture patterns in the body, and release both physical and emotional tension. Thai massage's partly Buddhist origins bring a compassionate, spiritual dimension to this form of bodywork.

I trained in the "Northern style" of traditional Thai massage (see below for more about my training etc), which is less forceful than the Wat Pho/Southern style - and my own personal style these days is gentler than what you would experience in Thailand

Breathing & relaxation are the key to receiving the full benefits of Thai massage. Treatments are practiced as a meditative flow, so conversation is kept to a minimum throughout.  You will be lying down on a mat on the floor, fully clothed - this is not a table top or oil massage.

TESTIMONIALS FROM RECENT CLIENTS:

"This is a wonderfully relaxing form of massage therapy and a perfect accompaniment to the 121 cacao ceremony; the whole experience was deeply relaxing and rejuvenating and I came away feeling calm and grounded, with a sense of release and an open heart. Thank you, Tania!"-

AMY, MARINE BIOLOGIST

"Tania … I almost don’t have the words to describe what a blessing it is to receive massage from you...you have a gentle power which...invited an unravelling
and an exploration inwards which reverberated through the rest of the week and into my daily life having a very positive effect on my whole being….From the very bottom of my heart thank you."

 - SUE B

BOOKING A TREATMENT:
I travel to you for these sessions.
To discuss & book a treatment contact me here.

PRICES: (an additional charge may be applicable for travel)

60mins £45

Please note that if you cancel your appointment with less than 24hrs' notice the full fee is still payable as I have set aside that time for you and may have turned down other clients.


Please wear loose/comfortable clothing for your treatment, as you would for a yoga class, and refrain from eating for a couple of hours beforehand.

MY TRAINING IN THAI MASSAGE
My training is rooted in the northern style, Asokananda lineage of Thai massage:

- 2013-14 introductory training in Devon (with Emma Cayless)

- 2014 intensive main training with Ashokananda's son, Chatchoi Jamu of the Sunshine Network, in Huai Naam Rin, a Lahu Hill Tribe village in the mountains of the far north of Thailand: this training focused on the skills to give a 2hr full body Thai massage. 
- Advanced Thai Massage Techniques training with Hadadi School of Thai Massage, 2017, in Portugal.

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