Ayurveda, Thai & Chinese Medicine
Tok means to strike or tap, while sen refers to the meridian lines in the body. In this tapping massage your body’s energy lines are tapped with a mallet from a tamarind tree, creating a resonating, healing vibration, penetrating deep into your muscles, clearing blocked energy. Tok Sen is a unique massage originating in Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand, and is therefore not found in the tourist areas of Thailand or in other parts of the world. The technique removes the blockages in energy channels, activates acupressure points, promotes the normal flow of energy in the body, and relaxes contracted muscular patterns, which other massage techniques are unable to reach.
Tok Sen has a proven therapeutic effect in the resistance of diseases associated with the musculoskeletal system and some internal organs. Benefits include cleansing the body of toxins and removing negative energy, eliminating tension in the muscles and fascia, reducing the effects of stress and restoring mental calm, and treating hseadaches, neurasthenia, and pain in the spine and joints.
Ayurveda Health Consultations
Ayurveda is the 5,000 year-old medical system of India, which understands that everyone is unique and requires an individual treatment plan. Your constitution (Dosha) of Vata, Pitta or Kapha is determined using traditional diagnostics of pulse, tongue, skin, hair and nails. Advise on foods, herbs, lifestyle and a simple meditation or ritual will be offered as well as special attention to your digestion and specific health issues.
A traditional Ayurvedic treatment for the sinus, throat, thyroid, jaw and neck in which these areas are massaged and herbal oil is dripped into the nose to soften and cleanse the sinus and throat.
Indian Head Massage
A deeply relaxing head, face, neck and shoulder massage ideal for individuals suffering with depression, anxiety, migraines, or an overactive mind. This massage uses hot coconut oil for a highly luxurious experience.
Chi Nei Tsang – Taoist Abdominal Massage
In Ancient Chinese Taoism it is understood that when we have an emotional blockage a blockage is also created in the belly. The abdomen is the centre of feeling and emotion, as well as for assimilation, digestion and letting go of food and of emotions. This abdominal massage holds space for unreleased emotions to be felt, expressed and released. It also works on the physical level, clearing blockages, easing tensions, moving the blood and lymph fluid and promoting bowel clearance. This is a great way for fasters to release even more during the cleansing process.
Acupuncture is one of the most well-known traditional Chinese medicine treatments that has been practicing over 2,000 years. Acupuncture is a natural way to empower self-healing and balance the body’s ecosystems by focusing on qi, Yin & Yang theory and 5 elements principle.
From the perspective of traditional acupuncture, pain and illness occur when our flow of vital energy (qi) through the energy’s pathways (meridians) becomes stagnant. By inserting thin needles into specific points along these pathways could encourage and regulate your energy’s flow. Restoring balance and stimulating the body’s innate ability to heal.
Cupping is one of the methods from traditional Chinese medicine. Cups are applied to the skin and suction is created, drawing blood through the layer of muscle and fascia to the surface. Pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, relieve tension, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system. Encourage muscles to recover faster. It also stimulates and aids the immune system, removes built up toxins, and relieves back pain, joint pain, stiffness and spasms.
A traditional Chinese therapeutic massage and bodywork treatment, Tuina is frequently used in the treatment of mild injury, a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems, and to address specific patterns of disharmony. Acupressure is used and sometimes combined with aroma oil massage and moving cupping technique.