Words on Wellness
What is Thai Yoga Massage? How to Make it Great for Stiffer Newbies or Yogis or For Giving
What makes Thai Massage such an effective and therapeutic treatment? How can it be good for both stiff and flexible people? Who is it good for? What’s it like to give?
These questions and more are covered as Shai Plonski- the founder of the Thai Yoga Massage school, Still Light Centre addresses the fundamental question, ‘What is Thai (Yoga) Massage?’
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One aspect to address here is that Thai Massage and Thai Yoga Massage are fundamentally the same thing. Many teachers, schools and practitioners started referring to the practice as ‘Thai Yoga Massage’ in the late 80s and 90s to differentiate their approach from both ‘cookie cutter’ massage parlors and the sex trade which seemed to be synonymous with Thai Massage.
Nowadays, depending on where you live, the term Thai Massage may still have that connotation. But in many places Thai Massage and Thai Yoga Massage are interchangeable as names and for well established high quality education.
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Shai’s book Compassionate Touch which dives deep into the benefits of giving massage can be purchased here:
Study with Shai and his team of teachers in person: https://www.stillightcentre.com/category/courses-calendar/
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