What is Thai Massage? "Thai massage works on the meridian (energy) lines within the body. When you become ill, the flow of energy around the body has become blocked or is not flowing as freely as it should. When you have a Thai massage it encourages the flow of energy, bringing harmony and balance to the body. When therapists use their body weight to release stress and tension from within the muscles it works deeper and is more focused. Therapists combine leverage and balance of their own body weight to apply more or to ease off, ensuring they use the correct pressure on each client. Throughout a Thai massage the therapist will start with meridian work. This means palm and thumb presses along the energy lines, which warms the muscles and increases blood flow. Working around the joints, releasing tension and encouraging movement occurs before stretching of the limbs. Through working on the meridian lines and joints, it warms up the body physically and emotionally enabling maximum benefit from the stretching."
What should you be aware of before you book a Thai massage? "Thai massage is a deep massage and whilst a good therapist will ensure an enjoyable experience, some areas may feel slightly painful due to tightness of muscles and it is not always a completely relaxing experience. Thai massage is a clothed massage, which is unusual. There is lots of passive stretching involved and the therapist uses palms, forearms, elbows, knees, feet and toes to manipulate and relax your body. Contra-indications are health conditions which may affect the massage. However, whenever a therapist can adapt your massage, they will. Main contra-indications to a Thai massage are bone/joint conditions, skeletal conditions, pregnancy, varicose veins, thrombosis, recent operations, high blood pressure and elderly clients. Relaxing your body and loosening your limbs, allowing the therapist to take your weight, will ensure maximum benefits from the massage."
PLEASE NOTE: This Massage is done on a Foam Mat on the floor and Fully Clothed. Please Wear Yoga Pants, Sweat Pants or some stretchable bottoms (Shorts may be worn if they are fitted ONLY like spandex ) along with a Stretchable Top like a cotton T shirt.