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Practices : Thai Yoga Bodywork (TYB)

TYB, sometimes referred to as Thai Yoga massage, is an ancient holistic healing art that harmonizes mind, body, and spirit. Practiced in Thailand for over 2,500 years, TYB has its roots in ayurvedic medicine as well as Buddhist and yogic practices and is based on the theory that the body’s vital energy flows through channels called Sen. TYB seeks to release energy blockages, which restores equilibrium.

TYB can relieve muscular tension, improve circulation, boost the immune system, increase flexibility, enhance athletic performance, balance the body’s energy system, and integrate mind, body, and spirit for an overall feeling of well-being.

TYB is performed on a floor mat in a safe, relaxing environment in a warm room with soft lighting and gentle music. This type of environment creates the sacred space necessary for the recipient to experience the internal and external changes that unfold through TYB.

Breath practices (pranayama), prayer, sound healing, and meditation are used to center mind, body, and spirit as the recipient becomes open to the transformational experience of TYB. The TYB practitioner uses his palms, forearms, elbows, knees, and feet in a fusion of techniques, such as reflexology, joint mobilization, assisted yoga stretches, unhurried twists, and pressing movement that is rhythmical, flowing, and smooth.

A traditional TYB session lasts between 1˝ and 2 hours. An hour-long treatment can also be designed to meet individual needs. Recipients should wear loose, comfortable clothing.

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“Dear Ed, I have had many many massages in my life, including thai. ...you are so very gifted with what you do... infusing mind, body, spirit... the absolute best I have ever experienced..... creating such space for healing.       Thank you, thank you.”           Anni B.

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