Thai Yoga Massage at PLY
About Thai Yoga Massage
Centuries ago, a dynamic type of bodywork based on yoga and Ayurveda was born in the temples of Thailand, now known as Thai Yoga Massage. In this unique form of massage the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures while using their palms and thumbs along the body's energy lines and pressures points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that can relieve muscular tension, improve circulation, boost the immune system, and balance the body energetically.
Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility. No oils or creams are used, as in traditional massage, but the massage is often accompanied by the use of aromatherapy.
About Julie Brown, Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner and Yoga Instructor
Julie Brown holds certifications both as a Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner and Sivananda Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour level.
Her introduction to Thai Yoga Massage and love of yoga began in January 2008 when she enrolled in her first yoga class at Tri-C. Hailing from the desolate plains of Colorado, Julie reports she had little idea what yoga and Thai Yoga Massage were about until this life-changing class. She was so motivated to learn more that she began her Thai Yoga Massage training, based on methods of the Lotus Palm School of Massage, a year later and by 2010 had earned both her Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner and Yoga Teacher certificates.
Julie is a compassionate and energy-focused massage practitioner and yoga instructor who emphasizes the strength found in relaxing. She feels it is best said in this Chinese Proverb: "Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are."
In her Thai Yoga Massage work and yoga instruction, Julie draws on inspiration from her many teachers at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch Ashram, at Lotus Palm, at various yoga studios in the Cleveland area, and from friends, family, and her students. At the end of the day, she is grateful that she is able to share Thai Yoga Massage and yoga with others, for they have changed and enhanced her own life in so many ways.
“I used to suffer severe back pain, from a surgery in 2004, but these healing modalities have taken much of that pain away,” Julie states. “The biggest difference I have experienced is reduced pain and an increase in patience and compassion."
Julie loves volunteering/donating her time, attending spiritual/movement-based workshops, chanting, making new friends, enjoying her two cats Sugar and Divya, spending time with loved ones, and appreciating art and the world around her.
Contact Julie Brown for Thai Yoga Massage information and to book your massage: