Thai Bodywork is practiced with the client wearing loose, comfortable clothing. Thai Bodywork incorporates stretching, compression, acupressure, energy work, and can be done on the floor or table. Founded by the Buddha’s personal physician, this dynamic form of bodywork has been used for over 2,500 years to maintain health and vitality.
Linder is one of the first practitioners in Sedona to practice and promote the amazing, healing arts of Thai Massage and Thai Herbal Compresses. A wonderful unique integration for Thai bodywork with a background as a yoga teacher, personal trainer and massage/bodyworker. She uses Active Isolated Stretching, AIS, Repeating a stretch several times and holding the stretch briefly. It works with the the muscle(agonist) and the opposite muscle group(antagonist) Also uses Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, PNF, Stretching and contraction of the muscle groups being stretched, also using some resistance. PNF was developed as a form of rehabilitation, it is very effective. The sen lines are focused in Thai bodywork. Similar to meridian lines work in Chinese healing forms. She also uses Ortho-Bionomy ( based on principles of gentle and non-invasive therapy with principles of osteopath) and Neuromuscular (working with muscles and the nervous system to release muscle holding patterns) techniques to unravel body patterns.
Linder’s style is more therapeutic, “feminine”, (Motherly). Listening to the body and unraveling movement pattern that do not serve the body. Most styles of Thai bodywork teach only one routine that becomes quiet robotic over time. Her style allows for creativity and intuition along with the techniques learned to further help and heal the client through many different styles. Linda is one of 3 intensely trained Thai therapists in Arizona. (Registered Thai Therapist, RTT) She has studied in Thailand three times.
Thai Yoga Bodywork foundation has four Pillars; “Metta,” Love and Kindness, “Karuna,” Compassion, “Mudita,” Joy, and “Upekha,” Equinimity. This is brought into the session creating a beautiful intention for the work.
I also incorporate “Luk Pra Kob”, Thai Herbal Compress therapy, throughout my sessions. The hot compresses are used throughout the session, and especially before going deeper into an area so that the muscles and the nervous system have time to calm and relax to allow for deeper pressure. The herbal compresses I use are very special and have been hand-made by an herbalist in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Thai Massage is delivered on a futon-like mat on the floor, or table, and the receiver is fully clothed during the whole massage. Wear loose fitting clothes.
Thai Yoga Bodywork sessions can be 60 minutes but a typically 90 to 120 minutes allows for a full body session.
“The body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.”
Thai bodywork helps to:
Just like with yoga asana practice, incorporating deep mindful breathing into your Thai Yoga Massage session will powerfully enhance your experience. Breath awareness encourages deeper relaxation of body and mind, and strengthens the effects of Thai Yoga Massage.
“In… out… deep… slow.
Calm… ease… smile… release.
Present Moment…Wonderful Moment.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
A fun way to learn some Thai Massage with feet, elbows, hands and stretches to use on a partner. Great for couple gatherings, friend trips, wedding celebration or just a good excuse to learn some massage moves to work on a friend.