with Sophia Argyris on 07775 831094
ABOUT THAI YOGA MASSAGE
Thai Massage - also known as Nuad Boraen, Traditional Thai Massage or Thai Yoga Massage - is a unique and powerful healing art that has been an integral part of traditional Thai medicine for thousands of years.
Thai Yoga Massage is a truly wonderful experience for both giver and receiver, as energy blockages are released, boundaries dissolve and deep healing occurs in a space of presence and meditation.
In a unique way, Thai Massage blends elements of acupressure, Yoga, reflexology, physiotherapy, meditation, energy healing, chiropractic and Ayurveda.
The benefits of Thai Yoga Massage are countless. By freeing the flow of vital energy in the body, Thai Massage can improve posture, breathing, flexibility, digestion and circulation. Muscles are stretched, inner organs toned, and emotional and nervous tension is reduced. Often a deep sense of peace can be experienced during and after a treatment.
Although the main emphasis in the practice of Thai Yoga Massage is usually on health prevention (as all disease manifests first on the energy level, and can be treated there before it becomes physical), it can also be of great therapeutic benefit for a range of specific problems and conditions, such as headaches, back pain, digestive disorders, shoulder and neck tension, joint pain, menstruation problems, insomnia and other stress related conditions. Why not come along and try Thai Yoga massage in central Oxford?
What happens in a session?
Thai Yoga Massage is done on a firm futon or mat on the floor with the patient dressed in light clothes. Typically a session lasts between 1 - 2 hours, but can also be longer if needed.
The practitioner uses her thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet to apply a combination of acupressure, gentle rocking and twisting, joint and spine mobilizations and assisted yoga stretches. With the therapist using bodyweight instead of strength and a steady and meditative rhythm, Thai Yoga Massage looks and feels like a graceful dance between giver and receiver.
Sophia trained at the Mudita School of Thai Yoga Massage, and has since returned to complete three advanced courses The first in Dynamic Thai Yoga Massage ( gentle rocking techniques to encourage deeper relaxation and release of tension in the body and energy systems), the second in Treating Upper Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain, and the third in working with the feet in Thai yoga Massage.
As well as teaching yoga and practicing massage, Sophia has an ITEC level 3 ‘Anatomy and Physiology’ qualification. She is also a published poet, and moved to Oxford in 2012 to focus on these elements of her life.
View Sophia's timetable at Bonn Square Therapy Room