Thai Yoga Massage with Monica
Ever since I learned Shiatsu Massage at NYU in the wake of 9/11, I have been fairly invested in the value of physical contact, compression and expansion, for the healing process. And more recently, after suffering a bout of a serious illness, I have been painstakingly teaching myself natural self-healing techniques through homeopathic and somatic remedies. I have trained in contact improv, yoga, acro-yoga and many other physical theater forms for the last two decades and I continued to grow my passion for Thai Massage. I finally decided to receive my training from Lotus Palm, a prestigious school based in Montreal.
I love to offer this revitalizing and pleasurable practice! If you are looking for a luxurious full-body massage and restorative stretch, please let me know.
1 hr massage: $70
1.5 hr massage: $85
2 hr massage: $115
Package Deal: Five 90 min. Sessions Card: $350
-Crystal Healing: $5
-Guided Meditation: $8
-Tarot Reading: $10
The Origins of Thai Yoga Massage from Lotus Palm
2,500 years ago a dynamic bodywork therapy based upon yoga and Ayurveda practices, appeared in the temples of Thailand. This therapeutic art was directly rooted in the Indian healing traditions of Ayurvedic medicine. The father founder of Thai Yoga Massage, Jivaka Kumarbhaccha was a renowned doctor and yogi, he treated the Buddha, among others. After the Buddha’s death, the earliest Buddhist monks travelled to Southeast Asia and were accompanied by Ayurvedic doctors. These doctors practiced a healing art, that would later evolve into traditional Thai Massage.
In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga Massage, also called Nuad Boran, the practitioner guides the client through a series of yoga postures, while palming and thumbing along the body’s energy (‘Sen’) lines and pressure points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically.
Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility.