Every second Sunday of the month Harlem Chi hosts Brooklyn-based licensed massage therapist Lindai Loutun, who brings her specialized bodywork services to Harlem. When you book a 55-minute session with Lindai you may choose one of the following 3 treatments:
Traditional Thai Yoga Massage
Thai massage, also known as “Lazy Yoga” is a combination of stretching, pressing, palming, and other movements to loosen muscles and joints, and thus increases flexibility. It also involves work on an extensive network of energy lines acting as an external stimulant to produce specific internal effects. This part serves as the main distinction between Thai and Western massage. Other benefits of regular Thai massage include relief from constipation, headaches, sciatica, back and neck pain. Thai massage is practiced on a firm mat on the floor instead of on a table, instrumental in the effective use of the practitioner’s body weight. Except for the feet, the client remains fully clothed, so draping is not necessary.
Reiki is a gentle form of energy work, which was developed in Japan by Dr. Mikao Usui. Reiki is composed of two words and literally means Rei = higher power Ki = life energy. Based on the principles of Reiki, illness is caused by low or unbalanced energy. The Reiki practitioner helps remove blockages and balance the client’s energy levels. Reiki can be used to treat physical or emotional problems. A Reiki session is usually done on a massage table fully clothed.
Body & Soul
This service is Lindai’s signature offering at her studio in Brooklyn. The Body & Soul signature massage combines massage, aromatherapy and energy healing according to your specific needs. Lindai has developed this over the years to serve her individual client’s needs as best as possible and is now bringing this to Harlem!