I just had the best massage of my life! It was a Thai Yoga Massage with Mary Everett.
This type of massage is quite different from the ones usually offered at your local spa; it’s even nicknamed the lazy person’s yoga and you’re fully dressed and start off sitting cross legged on a mat. Not only was this a very deep massage, but I was also stretched into numerous positions that I never knew I could go into. Deep breathing helps you to get further into the stretches too, just like in yoga.
I didn’t realize I had so much tension in my neck and shoulders – even though I knew I must have some with being on the computer all day. WOW!! Mary was really able to work the tension out.
I also loved that she worked on the pressure points on my feet and head. Those are my two favourite places to get worked on during a massage and not everyone does it for you.
Since it was my first time I opted for the 60 minute massage, but she also offers 75 and 90 minute sessions as well. Next time I will definitely book a longer appointment.
At the end of the massage, I felt completely invigorated and serene…exactly like I do after a yoga practice.
I am so grateful to have found this new modality. I will definitely be back.
The following is an excerpt from Mary’s site.
It is the best of yoga stretches and gentle massage techniques done fully clothed on the floor. Nick named LAZY PERSON’S YOGA, it leaves mind, body and spirit feeling invigorated, rejuvenated and blissfully tranquil and is not only delicious to receive but a joy to give as well. The roots of this body work are from yoga and it thrived once adopted in Thailand about 2500 years ago in Buddhist temples. Buddhism’s philosophy of compassion by nurturing all beings with loving kindness not only means freedom from mental or emotional pain and suffering, but physically as well and Thai massage is part of that offering. Along with massage, stretching and joint-mobilization, there are a variety of eastern-influenced techniques including meditation and breathing practices in combination with the wisdom of Indian Ayurvedic medicine. It is said to be the favorite indulgence of the Buddha and continues to be part of traditional medicine in Thailand today. It is gaining popularity in the west as we explore more alternative medicine healing from other valuable disciplines and ancient wisdom.