Like a really satisfying long yawn and a deep, deep stretch combined with acupressure and a full body massage – this leaves you feeling absolutely wonderful.
Masseur and yoga teacher Louis has recently moved his Senergize Thai yoga massage practice from Amsterdam to a beautiful space overlooking Regent’s Canal by King’s Cross. If you haven’t heard of Thai yoga massage before, don’t worry, neither had we. To keep it simple: it’s not quite yoga the way you might think of it, and if by massage you mean white robes and oil, you’ll find none of that here. Candles and relaxing music, yes, but you keep your clothes on. It sounds strange, but it works.
Louis jokes that in Thailand, some people call it ‘yoga for lazy people’. And there is some truth to the statement because although the session is intense, the stretches allow you to get deeper into poses without actually having to do anything yourself and pressure points are firmly massaged so to release tension and maximise energy flow. We leave with a remarkable sense of calm.
Louis’ mission, to bring Thai yoga massage to the masses, is a noble one, and one that we support wholeheartedly. If you’d like to try it out, he’s kindly offering all le cool readers 20% off first-time bookings before Christmas. Just drop him a note on firstname.lastname@example.org.