Thai Yoga Bodywork (also called Naud Boran or Thai Yoga Massage) started over 2,000 years ago in Thailand. It is an ancient, compassionate energy based healing art that uses a holistic approach to amazingly fuse different techniques and modalities into its own interactive and unique style. A session incorporates a combination of acupressure, reflexology, assisted yoga like stretches, and massage like techniques, with a focus on energy meridians (also known as sen lines). It is much like having "Yoga done to you" and is often referred to as "Lazy Man's Yoga". The client is fully clothed for the session and no oils or lotions are used. The session is preformed on a mat on the floor.
Thai Yoga Bodywork is the perfect compliment to any exercise routine, and is suitable for clients of all ages and abilities. The classic bodywork session can be varied to suit a wide range of physical needs, and can be used as a form of physical therapy to aide in the increase of range of motion, and muscular strength. Therefore it is a perfect compliment to any athletes training program, as it's unique way of combining the different modalities, along with how they are applied to often untouched areas of the body, allows this therapy work to enhance any training program, without the conflicts that can sometimes happen.
The holistic approach deals with the "whole" of the human (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects) to maintain optimum health.
The traditional session can be scheduled from 1 to 2 hours long. A more relaxing 30 minute introductory type session is also available.
Could you benefit from:
Renew your strength and vital energy?
Stimulate your immune system?
Relax muscle tension?
Release blocked emotions?
Relief from chronic fatigue?
A general feeling of calm, peacefulness, harmony and balance?
If you answered yes to any of these, then Thai Yoga Bodywork Therapy is
JUST FOR YOU!
Other benefits include: Improved heart rate, improved digestion, balances hormones and autonomic nervous system, relaxation, improved posture and alignment.
Earn free sessions with our "Lazy Man" Rewards and Referral Program. We believe in rewarding our loyal clients. Whether you come in for lots of sessions, or whether you refer lots of people, you earn points towards discounted and free sessions.
Earn a stamp on our reward card each time you have a session and each time someone you refer pays for their first session.
Our 1 hour program gets you half off your 7th session and your 12th session is FREE
Aloha Yoga Bodyworks, got it's name for many reasons. Mainly, for meaning behind the words, "Aloha" and "Yoga".
Aloha means so much more than a greeting of "hello", "good bye"and Love. It's meaning also carries with it, it's own unique "Spirit", also known as the "Aloha Spirit".
The literal meaning of Aloha is “the presence of breath” or “the breath of life.” It comes from “Alo,” meaning presence, front and face, and “ha,” meaning breath. Aloha is a way of living and treating each other with love and respect. Its deep meaning starts by teaching ourselves to love our own beings first and afterwards to spread the love to others. A deeper meaning is "the joyful (oha) sharing (alo) of life energy (ha) in the present (alo).
According to the old kahunas (priests), being able to live the Spirit of Aloha was a way of reaching self-perfection and realization for our own body and soul. Aloha is sending and receiving a positive energy. Aloha is living in harmony. When you live the Spirit of Aloha, you create positive feelings and thoughts, which are never gone. They exist in space, multiply and spread over to others.
The Aloha Spirit is the coordination of Mind and Heart within each person. It brings the person to the Self. Each person must think and emote good feeling to others, in the contemplation and presence of the life force.
"Akahai," meaning kindness, to be expressed with tenderness;
"Lokahi," meaning unity,to be expressed with harmony;
"Oluolu," meaning agreeable,to be expressed with pleasantness;
"Haahaa," meaning humility, to be expressed with modesty;
"Ahonui," meaning patience, to be expressed with perseverance.
These are traits of character that express the charm, warmth and sincerity of Hawaii's people. It was the working philosophy of Native Hawaiians and was presented as a gift to the people of Hawaii.
"Aloha" means mutual regard and affection and extends warmth in caring with no obligation in return.
"Aloha" is the essence of relationships in which each person is important to every other person for collective existence.
"Aloha" means to hear what is not said, to see what cannot be seen and to know the unknowable.
Yoga- is much more than an exercise, and it's meaning also relates to linking the breath (prana) to movement (the asana). Yoga means "to unite" and has to do with our actions. Yoga therefore also means acting in such a way that all of our attention is directed toward the activity in which we are currently engaged ("being present").