The major principle or intention of Thai Massage is the flow of energy along ten major channels, or sen lines. If an obstruction occurs in any of the energy lines it is believed that illness or dysfunction may result. Thai Bodywork is thought to restore the flow of energy throughout the body. Traditional Thai bodywork is a deep, full body treatment, which includes both stretching of the joints and muscles, and compressions performed to the sen lines.
Thai massage is a positive, energizing, and uplifting experience for the client as well as the practitioner. A session is almost like a flowing dance, yet the client is passive and supported in all stretch and positioning by the therapist.
Thai Massage therapy has many benefits including:
- Stress and pain relief
- Resistance to injury
- Improved range of motion
- Release of lactic acid and other toxins from areas of accumulation
- Toning of internal organs
- More energy and reduced stagnation
- Deep relaxation
About Our Practice
Loving kindness, or Metta and unconditional positive regard is held as an utmost principle in Nikelle’s practice.
Nikelle studied at the Coaching The Body Institute (formaly Clinical Thai Bodywork) in Evanston, IL with Chuck Duff, one of the country’s leading Thai Bodywork instructors. Chuck has developed Coaching the Body or Clinical Thai Bodywork, which integrates traditional Thai bodywork techniques with Travell and Simon’s trigger point theory. This practice offers incredibly effective bodywork to reduce and eliminate pain, increase energy flow and achieve overall well being.
Nikelle spent time visiting Thailand in December, 2015 to further her studies and immerse herself in Thai culture.
Recently, Nikelle has began a journey continuing her studies in yogic philosophy, and plans to complete a 200 yoga teacher training program in early June 2019, studying locally at Indigo Yoga. Stayed tuned for some exciting yoga offerings. By bringing awareness to the connection between the mind, body and spirit, Nikelle can teach her clients how to link the body with breathe and movement. Which ultimately deepens true sense of healing.
*Yoga group classes and private sessions will be offered in summer 2019.
Top photo by Anna Urban Photography