Healing Arts Practitioners
Tai Chi + Chi Gong
An art embracing the mind, body and spirit – Originating in ancient China, tai chi is one of the most effective exercises for health of mind and body.
Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing.
Tai chi, also called tai chi chuan, is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.
Tai chi has many different styles. Each style may subtly emphasize various tai chi principles and methods. There are variations within each style. Some styles may focus on health maintenance, while others focus on the martial arts aspect of tai chi.
Thai Bodywork gives the benefits of massage, yoga, and energy work in one nurturing dance. It is an ancient healing art form practiced in Thailand.
The name in Thai language is Nuat Boran [noo-ut bo-rahn], but in America it is variously called "Thai Massage," "Thai Yoga Massage," "Traditional Thai Massage" or "Thai Bodywork." Boran means "ancient" or "classical" and Nuat is often translated as "massage", though it is not really "massage" as Americans think of it but a holistic bodywork.
Traditionally given on a floor mat with clients fully clothed, Thai bodywork is a whole-body treatment. It combines passive stretching and movement of joints with several touch techniques and work along energy meridians (called sen in Thai). The whole treatment is a graceful, nurturing, interactive dance that is sensitive to the condition of each person. The effect of Thai Massage is greater flexibility, flow of energy, deep relaxation, and feeling of well being.