Norwegian Massage Association approved practitioner organization for Thai Massage and Yoga Massage. We want to assure the quality of these directions, to the benefit of both practitioners and their clients.
Our members have education and runs a practice that follows our academic requirement.
Thai Massage It is a treatment that has existed for more than 2,500 years. The traditional Thai massage combines techniques of acupressure and yoga. Getting Thai massage is like doing yoga exercises effortlessly while receiving akupressurbehandling.
The massage is usually performed on a mat on the floor with clothes on, and the practitioner uses their hands, feet and elbows as tools during processing. Thai Massage has a wide range of techniques and measures that strains, distortions, deletions, pressure and kneading.
NB! Traditional Thai Massage includes not joint manipulation or "buckling". We do not allow such techniques among our members and will count it as a violation of our policies. Our liability insurance does not cover such techniques.
Grips reduces muscle tension and increase joint mobility. The fines different sequences for each part of the body, which stimulates the nervous system and balances the body's energy. Thai Massage calms the mind and produces a harmonious feeling throughout the body. The masseuses with long experience know the body's points well and can improve the client's energy flow and blood circulation using hands.
Thai massage is particularly suitable for stress-related problems.
Before and now
Thai massage originated in India in the Buddha's time. The massage found its way to Southeast Asia where monks introduced it as part of the Thai medicine. The monks looked at illness as an imbalance in the body, mind and soul. They treated imbalance with the four elements of Thai medicine, diet, herbs, meditation and massage. Later spread the massage itself and elements of yoga and ayurveda were added.
The massage is no longer confined to temples, but it still contains spiritual elements. Many athletes start their day with a prayer that is based on Buddhist teachings. In prayer we focus on compassion, love, joy and balance.
Today carried Thai massage throughout Thailand - at massage schools, the old traditional hospitals, in hotels, on beaches and just about on every street corner in Bangkok. While many of the clinics, especially in Bangkok, are not approved because the athletes have only undergone minimal training, follow other clinics strict quality criteria and employ only highly trained masseuses.
Yoga Massage has its roots in Ayurveda and Yoga, two Indian health systems where overall perspective is central. With Ayurvedic massage and yoga-based stretching stimulates the body to restore its natural health and vitality.
The treatment affects the whole body and when the deeper connective tissue structures. Massager uses hands and feet, and the pressure adapted to the client's muscle strain. The body softened up first with a massage, then performed assisted yogatøyning. Using room-temperature oil in sparse amount and treating generally throughout the body.
Yoga Massage can prevent back and neck problems, and pains in the shoulders, hips, knees and feet. The treatment can also be effective for stress related symptoms and sleep disturbances. The method is very good if you are stiff and tense body. It is recommended for those who want to start with yoga or other exercise and fitness. Suited for active athletes.