Thai bodywork is a traditional therapy technique born in Thailand. The art form was handed down verbally from generation to generation. As the practice evolved, it was influenced by China, India, and the West and has ties to Buddhism, yoga, and Chinese medicine.
Thai bodywork incorporates acupressure, energy work, and yoga-like stretching. It is very different from other massage techniques in that the client remains clothed and lays on a mattress on the floor. People often say it is like having someone ‘ “do” yoga to you.’
Thai bodywork is prescribed to increase range of motion, move fluids, and improve circulation. Sometimes it is done in combination with physical therapy. Studies have shown that Thai massage prevents bone degeneration, decreases stress, treats back pain, and promotes to psychological well-being.
Yoella’s training in Thai Bodywork began in January 2017 at the Movement Lab in Baltimore, MD. The experience opened her mind to a new way of connection and giving to others. She has always found a power in creating with her hands; in organic farming, natural building, and now Thai Bodywork.
This art form has helped Yoella on her journey to find a balanced professional life that is embraces those around her.
At the end of a recent session, a client asked, “What is it like for you during the session?”
Yoella told her, “It is a gift to be able to share my art with friends on this journey, all with their own gifts. I am privileged to be able to create these connections and be a part of a person’s self-care practice.”
A Thai Bodywork session with Yoella gives her client an opportunity to surrender to every-loving touch and feel the interconnection of all beings on this planet.
Clients have expressed that for them, a Thai Bodywork session can be grounding and empowering. After a series of sessions, many have expressed a release and feeling of being lighter and more easy-going.