Thai Yoga Massage

Thai yoga massage is an ancient healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures.

Traditional Thai massage uses no oils or lotions. The recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the giver and receiver, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked.

The recipient wears loose, comfortable clothing and lies on a mat or firm mattress on the floor. In Thailand, a dozen or so subjects may be receiving massage simultaneously in one large room. The true ancient style of the massage requires that the massage be performed solo with just the giver and receiver. The receiver will be positioned in a variety of yoga-like positions during the course of the massage, that is also combined with deep static and rhythmic pressures.

The massage generally follows designated lines (sen) in the body. The legs and feet of the giver can be used to position the body or limbs of the recipient. In other positions, hands fix the body, while the feet do the massaging. A Thai massage session may last 30 minutes up to two hours or more and includes rhythmic pressing and stretching of the entire body. This may include pulling fingers, toes, ears, cracking knuckles, walking on the recipient’s back, and moving the recipient’s body into many different positions. There is a standard procedure and rhythm to the massage, which the giver will adjust to fit the receiver.

Book a Thai Yoga Massage 
60 min Thai Yoga Massage 90.00
90 min Thai Yoga Massage 120.00
120 min Thai Yoga Massage 160.00

Metta Yoga Class with Thai Yoga Massage Assist
Saturday, April 28, 2018
90min class
Existing Members gratis
New Students 25.00

Taste of Thai – TYM workshop
Saturday,  April 28, 2019

Thai One: Fri-Mon, April 27-30, 2018
Thai Two: Fri-Mon, TBA
Thai Three: Fri-Mon, TBA

Hours Friday 1pm – 6pm, Saturday 8am-6pm, Sunday 8am-6pm, Monday 9am-6pm

Tuition: 399.00
Atlas YTT – 99.00 per course
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Thai Yoga Massage is a traditional healing art that has now gained recognition with health care professionals. Articles have been written in Time Magazine, Massage Magazine as well as the New York Times to name a few. Though it is practiced widely in Thailand, its roots have been traced in India and are based on Ayurvedic and yogic principles.

The massage takes place on either a mat or a table whereby the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of dynamic stretches, acupressure work along energy lines and rhythmic rocking. The recipient experiences deep relaxation and profound relief from the stresses of modern living. This promotes a sense of rejuvenation and allows the recipient to feel more energetic and focused.

Our Approach

We begin with foundational principles and teach in a very systematic way providing instruction, hands on practice and repetition to ensure that the student’s skills develop exponentially over the duration of the course.

We have taken great care in developing courses that provide a strong and supportive environment so that participants finish with a feeling of total confidence in his/her abilities. Classes become incredible bonding experiences that are both fun and challenging. Students often rate his/her experience as among the best workshops they have ever attended.

Courses we offer

3.5 hour Taster and Two Day Introductory Courses

Courses to excite the senses, teach the student or couple interested in a casual massage and see if you are ready for the deeper practices and dedication necessary to become a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist.

In a 3.5-hour intro course the students learn how to give and receive a  massage. The 2 day course deepens the student experience, as they learn how to give and receive a massage that provides the foundation for massaging all parts of the body.

Prenatal Thai Yoga Massage

A 3 day course where students learn a 60 minute flow designed specifically for expecting mothers. They will also learn all necessary contraindications and precautions to take when working in this environment. Anatomy and physiology of the pregnant body and emotional balancing hand gestures for mom to take home.

Thai Yoga Massage I,  II and III

4-day courses to prepare students for certification and professional practice. Thai Yoga Massage I teaches a 90-minute massage, with all the tools to give a beneficial therapeutic massage; Thai Yoga Massage II expands the repertoire to 180 minutes, allowing for increased refinement and customization of a routine that addresses the specific requirements and body alignment of the client. All courses include anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.

The Teachers

Denise Davis-Gains, lead instructor at Atlas Studio for over 20 years and been practicing Thai Yoga Massage for over 15 years. Denise is also an accomplished yoga teacher and has been involved in the healing arts since 1984.

Denise Davis-Gains established this school, located in Cambridge, Canada after many years of teaching fitness, yoga and working with the human body locally, nationally and internationally. Olivia Gains has been practicing Thai Yoga Massage for 3 years now and will be leading her first group share June 18.  Please join us and encourage her on her journey as a healer and a teacher.

To Register for upcoming courses

Email: or text us at 519.240.9642

For more information on books we like for Thai Yoga Massage click on the links below.

Thai Yoga Massage

Advanced Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga Therapy For Your Body Type

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Atlas Yoga Studio
18 Ainslie Street South, Unit B
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
N1R 3K1


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Director: Denise Davis-Gains
Phone: +1 519-240-9642