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Thai Massage, Sarasota, FL

What is Thai Massage?

Traditional Thai Massage is an extraordinary method of aligning the energies of the body, and originates from the time of the Buddha. Nuad Phan Boran as is it called in Thailand, correctly translates only as Ancient Massage or Traditional Massage. More widely known today as Thai Massage, is seen as a practical application of the Buddhist principle of 'Metta' or loving kindness, forming the cornerstone of a quietly effective healing of body, mind and soul. Elements of Yoga and Ayurveda from India are combined with universal energy healing principles, to harmonize and balance the flow of energy throughout the body.

Thai Massage uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body's energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle and joint tension and balance the body's energy systems. Thai Massage is both deeply relaxing and energizing. Muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure are used during treatment.

Thai Massage is done either on a Thai Massage Mat on the floor or, on a stady table made especially for Thai Massage. At the Palm Of Metta we use a stady table that made especially for Thai Massage. No oil or lotion is applied in Thai Massage, so are fully dressed. Sessions usually last for 90-120 minutes. The practice can be quite stimulating when performed vigorously, causing the same after-exercise, 'blissed-out' feeling of a good Yoga class. Or, it can be done gently, in a more soothing manner, depending on the restorative needs or mood of the client.

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