Thai massage, also referred to as Thai-Yoga Massage or simply stretching massage, is a form of bodywork that is done on the floor, on a mat, fully clothed, and involves primarily deep stretching. Props such as pillows blankets add extra comfort to support the body and provide relaxation. No oils are used in this service. We recommend wearing something comfortable and flexible like shorts, spandex, or yoga pants.
Thai massage combines passive, yoga-like stretching with rhythmic compressions and massage to relax the whole body on a deeper level. It is a highly unique and interactive style of massage, often called the “lazy man’s yoga.” The modality is an ancient form of massage with roots similar to yoga and Ayurvedic medicine.
This form of stretching massage is very therapeutic for opening and transforming the body, mind, and spirit into a place of relaxation and peace.
Thai-yoga massage differs from many massage modalities in that it works the spaces between bones and tendons, the nervous system, and the connective tissue. Instead of relaxing, gliding, and kneading motions of a traditional Swedish massage, a therapist uses stretching, pulling, and rocking techniques. This stretching massage relieves muscle tension and enhances flexibility and range of motion.
The therapist uses hands, knees, legs, and feet to apply deep muscle compression to tender muscle fibers (knots); to enhance joint mobilization, and to apply acupressure. Thai yoga massage also utilizes energy work to correct blockages, deficiencies, and imbalances in the flow of energy throughout the body to maximize health benefits.
Benefits of Thai Massage
- Relieves postural strain
- Eases muscle tension
- Increases circulation
- Calms the nervous system
- Promotes restorative sleep
- Increases flexibility and range of motion
- Lowers blood pressure
- Decreases stress-hormone levels
- Lengthens muscles
- Bolsters immune system
- Promotes sinus, skin respiratory and heart health
This massage may not be safe for someone with health conditions such as disk herniation, osteoporosis, recent surgery, or cardiovascular disease.
1 HourSpecialty Massage
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Our Specialty Massages are unique and advanced massage modalities. The therapists who perform these services usually have additional training and qualifications specific to these services.
*Myofascial Release Therapy requires a New Patient Exam ($130) for the first appointment with each provider.
**Ashiatsu is only available in 1.5 hour and 2 hour sessions.
*Very Important: At the time of booking, please discuss the type of massage or other service you are expecting when you schedule your appointment. This will ensure we match you with the most appropriate staff member for your needs.
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