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Yoga has been a part of my life for many years. Throughout my yoga-destiny-searching journey, I've attended variety of classes, workshops and courses. One of the many is Thai Yoga Massage. (surprise, surprise! so am I.) My first thought was "yoga is not from Thailand!", then everything started to make sense as I deepen my knowledge and practices. Knowing yoga can be part of a body healing ritual is such a beautiful enlightenment.
I'm not going to teach you how to do a Thai Yoga Massage, but to introduce a massage that closely resembles yoga. Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures.
How do you normally select your massage treatment if you go to a spa? A typical massage parlour will just go with the default massage. In a spa, there are so many different styles to choose from, and I would always choose the more unorthodox ones for the sake of experience and different pain inducing pleasure. 'Cause you know, no pain no gain. hah! Seriously now, you would want the masseur to work harder to get every single cents' worth, right? I know!
Why would I choose a traditional Thai massage now?
Thai Odyssey therapists use Thai Massage to unblock trapped energy. As is the custom with this sort of treatment - sometimes known as passive yoga - their expert therapists maneuver your body into yoga-like stretching positions, applying pressure along the meridians and mobilising joints.
I am blessed to have the opportunity to try the traditional Thai massage at Thai Odyssey, Bangsar Village. The masseurs are professionally trained, the ambiance is lovely, the place is clean, and the services are good.
A little bit on our fitness background, loverboy (if you still don't get it, my hubs, and those of you who know us, you know!) do mostly heavy lifting exercises, such as power lifting, Olympic weight lifting, and all kinds of crazy strength & conditioning work he does with his workout buddies. I do mostly yoga, and some strength & conditioning work (trying to keep up with loverboy & revfam, but most of the time inhaling their dust. Thanks, guys. puff!)
This massage session feels like foam rolling & stretches you do on yourself without you even putting effort to it. How lovely is that? (gym junkies will know!) Those who do foam roll and stretches must agree that the torturous session can be quite tiring to do on your own, especially after a workout. So .. I LOVE THIS! especially the extra twist & crack before they end the session.
A little tip for those who draw their eyebrows . . one part of the head massage includes rubbing your eyebrow so beware! Have your eyebrow pencil as backup or risk walking out of the spa as Cruella de Vil.
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