Traditional Thai Massage is an old technique for relaxing the body and the mind.
Evolving from the same roots as yoga, Thai massage uses a mixture of deep stretching and pressure point massaging techniques to ease muscle tension loosen joints and release energy blockage within the body, leaving you relaxed and energised. It can help treat the effects of stress, anxiety and general aches and pains. Treatment is given with your clothed on and lying on a futon. (Please wear soft,comfortable, loose clothing).
Benefits of Thai Massage
- Intensive relaxing
- Reduces stress
- Improves circulation
- Increases energy
- Increases flexibility
- Improves range of motion
- Centres the mind and body
- Harmonise the body’s energy systems
- Stimulates the lymph flow
- Detoxifies physically and mentally relaxes
Massage is not recommended for certain people:
- Infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds
- Immediately after surgery
- Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
- Prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage
- Pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage. Massage in pregnant women should be done by massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage.
- Massage can’t be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.
- Don’t eat a heavy meal before the massage.
- If it’s your first time, arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete the necessary forms. Otherwise, arrive 5 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage.
- Be sure that your massage therapist has your complete health history, because people with certain conditions should not have Thai massage.
- If you feel discomfort at any time, let your massage therapist know.