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…everyone can do it, but it's not for everyone

Thai stretching is a session of an interactive bodywork that combines assisted stretching and application of pressure to various groups of muscles. During this session, the giver uses her whole body, including hands, forearms, elbows, and feet to move the body of the recipient into various positions. Among the stretches are deep hip openers, leg and arm stretches, back bends, shoulder and neck stretches.

Nicknamed “lazy man’s yoga,” this session does not require any effort on the part of the recipient, as the giver pushes and molds the body in different ways, applying rhythmic pressure to the muscles, focusing on trigger points known as muscle knots. The passive stretching takes place on a mat on the floor with the recipient fully dressed in comfortable clothes, in a seated position, lying on their back, on their sides, and face down.

These manipulations are known to loosen stiff joints, increase range of motion, and improve flexibility. Together with rhythmic pressure, passive stretching relaxes tight muscles, and reduces common aches. As it relieves physical and emotional tension, it brings greater awareness of the body, helps improve circulation and sleep.

For those who run, cycle, play tennis, and participate actively in sports that contribute to tightness and inflexibility, passive stretching can help prevent injuries caused by overused muscles. For those who sit for long periods of time, assisted stretching can become a bridge between sedentary life and active life, preparing them for movement without strain.

Thai stretching sessions are one-on-one and by appointment only.

Thai stretching