Vital Connections
Thai Yoga Bodywork

Thai Yoga Bodywork (aka Thai Massage) is an ancient form of bodywork that was developed over 2500 years ago in India.  It is performed with the client fully-clothed, relaxing on a comfortable floor mat.  A traditional Thai bodywork session lasts 2 hours and consists of fluid combinations of techniques that move, stretch, and twist the client while they are positioned on their back, front, side, and sitting cross-legged on the floor.  It is based on traditional yoga postures, or asanas, and blends together gentle rocking, deep stretching, rhythmic compression, soft-tissue manipulation, energy balancing, and acupressure. 

Vital Connections Massage & Bodywork offers Thai Yoga Bodywork as a wonderful tool to explore and connect deeply with body, mind, and spirit.  By allowing our bodies to relax and gently investigate the depth of a stretch, the range of a joint, and the flow of energy both in movement and in stillness, our bodies naturally adjust and shift the edge of what is possible for us.  Tension dissolves, holding patterns in the body melt away, energy flow is enhanced, and we find a more complete sense of peace.

Benefits of Thai Yoga Bodywork

Thai Yoga Bodywork relaxes and invigorates body and spirit, leaving the client feeling simultaneously calm and rejuventated.  This special combination of bodywork techniques and nurturing intention allows healing to happen naturally and unforced in the client's body.  Clients experience benefits such as

  • increased flexibility
  • improved posture and body alignment
  • relaxation of both deep and superficial tension
  • improved range of motion in joints
  • a general sense of openness and ease

Thai Yoga Bodywork is ideal for anyone who would like to explore, open, and connect deeply with body, mind, and spirit in a relaxed, nurturing environment.  It is also very helpful for yoga practitioners, dancers, gymnasts, and athletes looking to enhance their practice and performance.

"I felt great this afternoon after my Thai Bodywork! I felt like all my joints had been lubricated and my whole body aired out. I was energized AND relaxed."  -Ann


"Thai Yoga Bodywork is really a 3-Dimensional massage.  I love how my body gets worked from opposite directions simultaneously.  The work penetrates deep into the body and I feel the benefits in my muscles, bones, and even in my circulation and energy too!"  - Liz

"Thanks so much for a great Thai massage!  It really was helpful and different from other massages I have had.  My shoulders felt great last night, especially the one that has been bothering me.  Again this morning it is feeling better, and my neck feels looser too."  - Lee

"The Thai Yoga Bodywork with Danielle Ouimette has improved my range of motion and made stretching activities more comfortable.  I can now exercise longer without pain, which has led to wonderful changes in my overall health.  I have Type II Diabetes and high blood pressure, and both my glucose levels and blood pressure numbers have lowered since I began Thai Yoga Bodywork!" -GR