A brief description of Thai Yoga Massage ( text by Lotus Palm School of Thai Massage, Montreal, Canada)
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 Kumarpaj, 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.
NOTES for THAI YOGA MASSAGE PRACTICUM CLIENTS
Sessions will take place at my studio, 758 Camino Baca Grande, Crestone. This is on the east (mountain) side of the road, first driveway immediately south of Panorama Way. Smartphone GPS and Google maps show an incorrect location so ignore them.
Thai Yoga Massage synergistically combines meridian work (similar to Shiatsu and Acupressure), joint mobilization exercises, and assisted stretching. It is performed on a mat on the floor, with the client fully clothed, and without any oils.Note the clothing requirements on the scheduling page (non-binding, preferably cotton, no zippers, hard seams, rivets, buttons etc.) and please wear underwear!
Please come to the sessions with clean, washed body and feet; also free of tobacco or cannabis smoke odors.
Following is the form you will be asked to read, check and sign before our session.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
☐ I understand and acknowledge that I have consented to receive Thai Yoga Massage from Katie Getchell (Practitioner).
☐ I understand that the treatment is being given for the wellbeing of my body and mind. I understand that therapy is for the purposes of stress reduction; relief from muscular tension, spasm, and pain; general relaxation; and for improvement of circulation and balance of energy flow. I understand that results will vary depending on the individual client and the extent of his/her condition.
☐ I understand and acknowledge that Thai Yoga Massage is not a substitute for, and does not claim to be medical treatment; and that nothing said by the Practitioner should be construed as medical advice or diagnosis. Any information provided by the Practitioner is for educational purposes only.
☐ I understand and acknowledge that I am responsible for informing the Practitioner before our session if I have a history or risk of stroke, seizure, cardiac arrest /other cardiac conditions or other acute medical conditions, or if I am pregnant.
☐ I understand and acknowledge that I am responsible for informing the Practitioner during our session about any concerns or discomfort, and that I am free to request that the session be terminated at any time.
☐ I understand and acknowledge that Thai Yoga Massage may cause short-term muscle soreness and/or exacerbation of known or undiscovered prior injury, and I release the Practitioner from any liability for these effects.
☐ I understand that all therapy offered is strictly non-sexual. I also understand that any illicit or sexually suggestive remarks or advances, clear or subtle, made by me will result in immediate termination of the session.
☐ By signing this release, I acknowledge that I have read and understood all parts of this waiver, that I have had the opportunity to ask any questions regarding the services provided.
☐ By signing this release, I hereby waive and release Katie (Katharine) Getchell, Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner, from any and all liability, past, present, and future relating to massage and bodywork. I have read the above and have had the opportunity to ask questions about the content.