Traditional Thai massage is an ancient healing system that combines broad and targeted acupressure, stimulation and manipulation of energy lines called sen, and assisted yoga postures. This traditional healing practice stands in sharp contrast to western massage therapies. In traditional Thai massage, the recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and client, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked in order to clear energy blockages and relieve tension. The unique body mechanics of Thai massage allows your therapist to give deeper pressure with less effort, and is especially good for lower back and shoulder issues. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of the recipient. In this process, joints are opened, muscles and tendons are stretched, internal organs are toned, and energy is balanced. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and physical and mental well being.
- Reduces muscle tension
- Reduces fascial restrictions and trigger points
- Increases flexibility with regular sessions
- Increases range of motion
- Mobilizes the joints
- Improves posture
- Effective in relieving chronic pain
- Calms the nervous system; Reduces anxiety
- Boosts energy
- Improves circulation and lymphatic drainage
- Decreases stress
Thai massage involves movement, stretching, and application of direct pressure. It's more energizing and rigorous than more classic forms of massage. Thai massage is also called Thai yoga massage, because the therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move the recipient into a series of yoga‐like stretches. Muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure are also used during treatment. People describe Thai massage as both relaxing and energizing.
Thai massage is done without oil or lotion and is traditionally practiced on a floor mat to give the therapist more flexibility in performing the stretches on your body. This is a considerably more physical form of massage, since it involves the incorporation of yoga poses to open up the joints and promote the flow of energy, through your body to relief tension. The pressure can be varied according to your preference. Always feel free to request the level of pressure that feels right for you. Do not worry if you are not very flexible, your therapist will only push the stretches as far as your joints and muscles allow.
Unlike many massage types, you remain fully clothed during a Thai massage. You should wear loose, comfortable clothes that allows you to move freely because your therapist will be moving you into different Yoga type positions and stretches.
- 90 Minutes $120
- 2 Hours $160
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