Traditional Thai Massage
Thai massage, which originated in India, has been around for over 2,500 years and is influenced by both Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine.
Initially, the intention held is to experience a sense of awareness and being present in each moment, and secondly to honour loving kindness.
Thai massage is the most thorough massage there is, combining acupressure, palming, and a number of stretching techniques. The energy meridian lines are worked to release any energy blockages that are creating illness and disease. Often dubbed “the lazy man’s yoga”, the therapist will pull the client into various yoga poses after the body is relaxed and opened out through the initial massage.
The client remains fully clothed and lies on a floor mattress while the practitioner uses their thumbs, hands, arms, elbows, knees, and feet to press, stretch, release, rock, and work on the different parts of the body. These techniques are used to relieve tension, promote relaxation and improve flexibility and circulation.
Whether you want firmer or lighter pressure, you are too hot or too cold, you are uncomfortable in the way you are lying, you do not like a particular technique, or you need to go to the loo half way through your massage… the treatment is all about you, and my number one priority is your comfort and getting the absolute perfect treatment for you. So, do feel comfortable and welcome to communicate your needs, and do not feel you are being rude by doing so.
Avoid eating 30-60 minutes before the massage and ensure you wear freshly laundered, loose-fitted, comfortable clothing that allows your body to be stretched into different yoga poses. It is nice if you have time to have a shower beforehand too.
Absolutely, it’s very good for joint and muscle pains.
Some Cancer patients – please consult your doctor.
Those with fever or contagious infections.
Those with broken bones, swollen areas, or recent area of injury.
Consult your doctor is you have high blood pressure, heart disease, loose joints, coronary disease, diabetes, lymphatic obstruction, osteoporosis, or neurological diseases.