Thai Massage is a much deeper and more intense form of massage than many other disciplines as it uses the therapist’s body weight, feet and elbows to treat along the muscular structures, reducing muscular strain and tension.
Thai massage is performed fully clothed on a specialist mat on the floor and is best known for its unique yoga-like stretches within the therapy also help to work the joints which may relieve stiffness and improve mobility and flexibility. Trigger points (‘knots’) can could be efficiently released during this massage, all of which can both contribute to improving comfortable movement.
Circulation and the Lymphatic system is thought to be stimulated with this massage allowing nutrients and healing cells to move around the body faster and eliminating waste and body toxins. The rhythmic, flowing, nature of the massage is also very relaxing and aids in the release of positive hormones (such as serotonin) which can improve mood and reduce stress and anxiety.
In Thai Massage the body is seen and respected as an ever-changing network of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual processes that all influence each other so the spiritual aspect of the treatment is seen as being quite important. It is believed that the body contains an internal energy or life force known as ‘Sen’ which flows along meridian lines similar to veins. During that massage the therapist’s primary aim is to balance the body’s energy by stimulating it’s flow and removing any blockages (believed to be caused by trauma or disease). It is thought that your body is better able to heal, both physically, mentally and emotionally if the Sen is in equilibrium.
Within Thai Massage it is also common practice to employ a muslin bundle full of native local herbs, warmed in hot water known as Luk-Pra-Kob which stimulate and invigorate the body similar to the effects seen in stone massage.
The most common uses of Thai Massage include the treatment of; Muscular Tension, Strained or Overworked Muscles, Stiff Joints, Low Immune System, Stress & Anxiety and Fatigue & Sluggishness.
Ideally loose, comfortable clothing (such as gym clothes) should be worn for this massage treatment.
60 mins. Back and Legs Treatment: £45
90 mins. Full Body Treatment: £65
120 mins. Full Traditional Treatment: £80
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Our recommend aftercare tips let you know what can be expected after your treatment and outline several ways to continue your treatment at home, allowing you to get the best from your chosen therapy!