Very Similar to Thai Yoga Massage, Yogassage combines the therapeutic benefits of yoga asana and massage. It is a clothes on or a clothes off massage table treatment
that combines Western and Eastern massage techniques based on the idea that another persons touch combined with stretches can bring about positive changes within the body.
Benefits of yogassage include:
Relief from chronic aches and pains
Healing from trauma
Increased circulation for better overall health, and support for the
bodies ability to heal more quickly and fully.
Relaxation - when the body achieves yogic relaxation, it calms the nervous
system and strengthens the immune system.
There are two distinct forms of yogassage:
Based on the methods of Thai Massage, Barefoot Shiatsu and Yoga, this form of
Yogassage is a blend of passive yoga stretches and massage techniques. It is
sometimes referred to as the ultimate lazy and simple way of experiencing all of
the benefits of yoga and more - because you relax while your therapist does the
work, using hands, feet, forearms, elbows and thumbs to massage, press, pull,
squeeze and twist the body into what are in essence, applied yoga postures. This form of Yogassage offers all the benefits of a yoga workout which over
time restores health and vitality.
Here the client lays on the massage table and receives a massage based on the
methods of therapeutic/remedial massage using oils combined with the limb movements of yoga
asanas. The limbs are stretched and massaged at the same time to access the
muscles that massage alone cannot reach. This form of Yogassage offers all the benefits of a therapeutic massage plus
the yoga stretches and twists to restore health and vitality.
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