Traditional Thai massage involves a therapist using their hands, feet, knees, and elbows. It uses long strokes to help release tension in the muscles with rapid tapping movements on the joints of your back. We use pressure point techniques that focus on parts of your body that are congested by energy or stress, such as the neck and shoulders. Sometimes, you can also find therapists who work mostly with their palms or forearms instead of their hands and fists for less intense treatments if this is what you prefer!
Benefits of Thai massage
-Improves blood circulation
-Helps to reduce stress and anxiety
-Supports problem resolution of your body
-Increases range of movement around a joint
How do we perform Thai massage?
– The client lies flat on their back with full-body exposure to the therapist and they cover themselves up with towels. During the treatment, there are no oils employed, so you don’t have to worry about getting too hot!
– The therapist will use various techniques depending on what your needs are that day, but generally, we will start by using our hands (sometimes including forearms) to perform long strokes from head to toe. We then do some circular motions around joints like knees or elbows, followed by more pressure point work for an intense deep tissue effect. We often finish with some stretching of tight muscles to relieve tension before leaving the room as well.