More than 2,500 years ago this dynamic form of bodywork therapy started to appear in the temples of Thailand. Thai yoga bodywork has roots in Ayurveda, Buddhism, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The founder of Thai Yoga Massage is recognized to be Jivaka Kumarbhaccha, a yogi and the personal physician of Buddha. It is a form of bodywork widely practiced in Thailand, originally practiced by doctors and recognized by the Thailand government as an ancient, deeply healing modality, and a branch of Traditional Thai Medicine.
There are many unique styles of Thai Yoga Massage, and Amanda’s primary influence is rooted deeply in anatomical awareness and the healing technique of Qi cultivation. The methods utilized are simple, and focus on intuitive deep compressions, targeting and relieving musculoskeletal and energetic blockages.
After numerous workshops, Amanda's mentors noticed her natural gift for hands-on adjustments and bodywork. With their encouragement, she pursued and received her certification for Traditional Thai Massage from the Chetawan Health Center in Chaing Mai Thailand.
Amanda’s training at Emperor’s College Of Oriental Medicine has included Tui Na, Shiatsu, Qi Gong and Tai Chi, which have all helped her to feel and observe the client’s Qi (energy), skeletal alignment, stagnation and accumulations (muscular tensions). She has been trained to work with the individual’s needs specifically for their body. Amanda combines her knowledge of the physiologic body with her energetic work to create a therapeutic and rejuvenating experience.
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.