Jennifer Haydu offers Thai massage sessions as an integral part of her wellness coaching.
Her practice is influenced by the collective wisdom of her many teachers in yoga, dance, movement arts, and Thai Massage.
Traditional Thai Massage is a practical application of the Buddhist principle of Metta or loving-kindness, the cornerstone of a quietly effective healing of body, mind and spirit. Thai Yoga Massage blends assisted yoga stretches and the techniques of Traditional Thai Massage for a unique approach to balancing energy that is both nurturing and revitalizing.
Thai Yoga Therapy consists of a series of interactive, flowing movements, stretches and rhythmic massage, along the body’s energy lines and pressure points. The often deeply meditative experience unblocks the flow of energy in the body by encouraging the release of tension, fear, mental and physical stress. This form of healing touch can be both subtle and profound.
Results typically include release of blocked energy in body and mind, as well as improved spinal alignment, better physical balance, improved joint mobility and increased flexibility. Clients who receive regular treatments also report enhanced mental clarity, deeper sleep, greater ease and joy of movement, improved stamina and vitality.
Jennifer offers sessions ranging from one to three hours either at Evolution Studio in Pacific Grove or in your own home. Contact us to schedule an appointment for yourself or as a gift for someone you love.
What to Expect
Treatments are performed with the client comfortably dressed on a padded mat on the floor. Typically, the practitioner will use most of his/her body, including feet, knees, forearms and hands to weave together a sequence of deeply healing stretches, rhythmic acupressure and gentle rocking moves. The application of these movements range form vigorous to gentle, from stimulating to gently soothing, depending on the needs of client. Each session is a unique blend of technique, intuition, sensitivity and communication between the giver and receiver.
One of Jennifer’s principal teachers in this healing art is Saul David Raye.
“Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing practice that flows like a dance and is a transmission of universal healing energy. We all have healing energy inside of us, this modality allows one to channel that energy to another being and share the 4 divine states: metta, karuna, mudita and uppekkha. When you give this work, it also heals you, it gives to the practitioner as much as the receiver. From here we learn how to dance with life, from the soul.”
~ Saul David Raye
Another strong influence in Jennifer’s approach to this practice is her training with the co founders of Acroyoga, Jason Nemer and Jenny
Sauer-Klein. Here is an excerpt from the Acroyoga.com website:
“We’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone – but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.”
~ Walter Anderson
Therapeutic flying utilizes gravity and metta (loving kindness) to release and open the flyers’ spine while grounding and empowering the base. Here the flyer receives all the benefits of an inversion without any of the effort. This is the nectar of AcroYoga, aka Anti-Gravitational Spinal Elongation Therapy.
Jennifer draws on the collective wisdom of these great teachers, and her own life long journey of learning, exploring, and healing to humbly offer this practice from the heart.