Inside our private treatment rooms:
Thai Yoga Therapy (Thai Bodywork)
with Keana, Jenn, Alyssa and TYT with Lise
An Ancient East Asian Healing art that evolved over time in Thailand. This dynamic experience utilizes traditional Thai healing techniques within the lens of Thai Medical Theory, to promote overall well beingness. Sessions might include: deep work to the trenches of the sen, heated herbal compresses, oils/balms and tools such as cupping and/or scraping (Kroot). Recipients report increased flexibility, energy balance, deep relaxation,balance of heart/mind (Jai) and the union of mind, body, and breath. Sessions with Lise are different than those scheduled with other practitioners at TMC. Lise works through the Thai Yoga Therapy lens of adapting Reusi Dat Ton to the individual in a private session.
Clients remain clothed. Suggest wearing loose pants and baggy top so that your practitioner is able to apply herbal compresses and use other tools when appropriate.
This work is founded on principles rooted in Thai Medicine from the hands of the Reusi’s. Some note the Buddhist attention to centering and compare the alignment and dynamic stretching to that in Hatha Yoga, though more appropriately from Reusi Dat Ton, a Thai practice of self care and movement therapy.
The rhythm is like that of a dance between giver and receiver- to the degree that some might call this “assisted” Yoga- as if Yoga is being done to the receiver. As the receiver relaxes, and moves effortlessly with the giver, the beauty and harmony of the experience becomes more healing and extremely beneficial. Knowledge of the true self emerges more clearly with repeated sessions, creating a level of understanding and wisdom between the body/mind and giver/receiver.
Regarding her understanding of the work: “Now that I’ve seen what I’ve seen, and felt what I’ve felt, it is as though everything is new and unknown now- so my work is slower, deeper yet softer, and far more intuitive than before. Less about the procedure and more about the process”
View the schedule page for treatment options and definitions.
Session lengths vary from 1 hour – 2… or 3 or even 5 hour by approval.
This was no ordinary treatment, this was a spiritual experience! – Craig
Yoga Therapy- C_IAYT
Lise spent several years studying Structural Yoga Therapy with her teacher Mukunda Stiles, upon his passing she has continued periodic study with his wife, Chinnamasta. She is a long time and current member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is Certified-IAYT- a hard earned designation by this group. Yoga Therapy is globally recognized by many healthcare providers as an acceptable form of alternative treatment, (CAM – complimentary alternative medicine). If you suffer from high blood pressure, cancer, stress, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, etc. Yoga Therapy may be just what “the doctor ordered”. Check with your healthcare provider, or schedule a consultation at The Metta Center!
C-IAYT is the Internationally designated Certificate of Yoga Therapy as handed through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Lise has been affiliated with this organization since 2002 and holds that designation proudly.
Lise has an extensive background that weaves traditional Thai medicine theories with body/mind methodology of Yoga. Her graduate studies held an emphasis in Motor Learning and Biomechanics that was complimented by the Balance Retraining program she helped to develop at CSUF in the early 1990’s. Lise has worked extensively with western medicine providers as a movement therapist.
A long time practitioner/teacher for the Arthritis Foundation, Lise has extensive knowledge of the various forms of inflammatory joint dis-eases and the therapies necessary to maintain joint function and pain-coping. These techniques are shared in her Yoga classes today, private sessions of Yoga therapy/Structural Yoga Therapy.
I thought I had tried everything, and have lived in pain for 20 years. One session with Lise had me pain free for two weeks. Each time gets better and better – Arlin
Everyone should experience Thai Yoga Therapy. It is definitely the ultimate in pampering not only your body but also your spirit. Lise is a gifted practitioner and her healing power is amazing. – Cindy Bauer