Thai Yoga Body /Work Therapy
I am a qualified Thai Yoga Massage practitioner, I trained with Ralf Marzen at the Mudita School of Thai Yoga Massage in London in 2016-2017, and am certified on the advanced course of Dynamic and Rocking Techniques.
As a Dancer I have trained in the art of the awareness of listening, which is the fundamental for any quality therapeutic work. I have found great happiness to be able to offer my work as a massage therapist and apply my experience working with the body and its endless possibilities with many people over the years.
I offer one to one sessions of Body Work based on the beautiful form of Thai Yoga Massage and a combination of Body Breath and Manipulation- a technique I learned as a dancer in Japan.
What is Thai yoga Massage?
Thai yoga massage is an ancient and unique healing art that has been an integral part of traditional Thai medicine for thousands of years.
It is a technique that combines a sequence of gentle body manipulation, deep stretching, Rhythmic compression, energy balancing and acupressure. On a session the client lies on a firm mat on the floor wearing soft, comfortable clothes. In the session the body is gently compressed, pulled, stretch, rocked and relaxed.
Who is it for?
Similar to Yoga and Dance, Thai Yoga body work Massage can be tailored to benefit anyone regardless of age and flexibility. An excellent practice for those who spend hours working at desks, artists who spend long hours standing, dancers with high levels of physical stress, musicians, singers, teachers, therapists, runners, climbers and any other sports practitioner. It is also beneficial to those who suffer back, hip and knee pains, as well as for anyone suffering from emotional pain, anxiety and stress.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of Thai Yoga Massage are countless. It helps freeing the flow of vital energy in the body improving its alignment at a physical and energetic level. This gentle but effective body work improves physical awareness, better posture, breathing, flexibility, digestion, circulation, rest and sleep. Muscles are stretched, inner organs toned, and nervous system brought down by reducing unnecessary tension and stress. Often a deep sense of calm and peace can be experienced during and after the treatment helping to create space for fresh energy to find its natural flow and feel energized again.
Where can you find me?
I work by appointment from two practices in Oxford:
Every Wednesday at Bonn Square Therapy Room, in the center of town ( LINK )
Every Thursday and flexible hours at Practice Rooms in Summertown ( LINK)
Prices are: £50 for an hour, or £70 for 90 minutes.
If you like a regular practice every 4 weeks or more than 1 session the price is £40 for 60 minutes.
Bookings are essential at Macathai16@gmail.com
Macarena is a brilliant Thai yoga massage practitioner, intuitive and very skilled. Having a session with her is amazingly relaxing and restoring, like having your whole body reset. I can highly recommended you try it out for yourself. You won’t be disappointed. Kina, psychotherapist and counsellor”
I have been fortunate enough to have enjoyed Macarena’s yoga massages weekly or fortnightly for the past year,I have Multiple Sclerosis and I believe Macarena’s sensitive touch has stabilised my symptoms of shakiness, loss of balance and muscle ache in particular.
As a dancer I find the combination of gentle pressure into the muscles and the yoga type stretches helps me feel supple as well as relaxed. I would highly recommend Macarena. With her I feel I am in safe, sensitive and highly skilled hands.
Sue Amay. Integrative Therapist.
"Macarena is a truly gifted Thai Massage therapist. She brings a lifetime of living deeply in her own body to her work. Her touch is wise and sensitive and healing. I experience deep relaxation and restoration in our sessions, and always learn something new about my body. I can’t recommend her highly enough."
Dana Iova-Koga , Teacher of Dance and Movement.
Thank you so much for the lovely treat with Macarena. She's an amazing body worker and it was one of the best massages I have ever had!
Labor and Postpartum Doula