This photo was taken in Ubud, Bali, and depicts a grounding and lengthening hamstring/IT band stretch. Straight-leg stretches aren't always the best way to lengthen this area! Get creative with Thai Massage, aka Thai Yoga Massage ;)
Are you one of the millions of people who spend their days hunched over at the computer? Thai Massage/Thai Yoga Massage can help! With this modified "fish pose" (in yoga) pictured on the right, you will feel an amazing chest/heart opening stretch as more and more muscles release with each breath you take.
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In February 2012 I got to help teach Thai women of the Andaman Coast (many of whom are survivors of the 2004 tsunami) a Thai Yoga Massage routine with my instructor, Sunny Klaber, as a part of her company, Integral Travel's Zia Project. The Zia Project works to promote healing arts education, mentorships and small business loans in marginalized and displaced communities around the world. (Photo taken in Kuraburi, Thailand, Feburary 2012)
In my opinion, being seated is the best orientation to get at those ever-tense upper trapezius (top of the shoulder) muscles. It's always best to work with gravity, no? With Thai Massage, aka Thai Yoga Massage, it is so easy to move the body into any orientation without having to worry about the complications of draping!