with Macarena Ortuzar on 07881 347438
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 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.
Macarena was born in Chile in 1972 and has lived in the Oxfordshire countryside for the past 10 years. She trained at the Mudita School of Thai Yoga Massage.
Macarena's original training was in the field of dance. She holds a degree in dance and has performed in New York, Houston, Italy, Chile and Japan. Some of the most important influences on her work were the studies she undertook and the several residences she did in the countryside of Japan at the Body Weather Farm led by well-known dance maker Min Tanaka. After more than 20 years of dance and search ing for new languages of expression and training for the body , Macarena developed her own form of dance to which she has given the title Human Landscape.
The understanding that developed from her career as a dancer led to a growing interest in applying her knowledge as a form of physical therapy. Macarena is now trained as a body therapist and qualified as a Thai Yoga Massage practitioner. You can find out more about Macarena on her own website here
View Macarena's timetable at Bonn Square Therapy Room