A combination of Acupressure therapy and Deep Tissue massage techniques, used together to encourage blood circulation and release tension. Thai massage can increase physical flexibility and help to resolve postural misalignments, while clearing and balancing your energy channels.
Who would benefit from a Thai massage?
Having been refined over many thousands of years, Thai massage offers a broad range of benefits. It is a good choice for people with sore muscles and joints, and can provide support for those suffering from stress and anxiety. It may also speed up recovery times for athletes.
People who may choose to select this treatment:
Looking for a combination of yoga and Deep Tissue massage.
Experience muscle or joint stiffness.
Are stressed or anxious.
Want a full-body, relaxing experience.
People who should not choose a Thai massage:
Anyone with skin rashes, infections or blood disorders.
Thai massage is suitable for most people, but be sure to communicate any areas of swelling or pain to your therapist before they begin.
Thai massage potential benefits
Improves blood circulation.
Reduces stress and calms the central nervous system.
May offer relief from headaches.
Promotes healing from pulled muscles and sprains.
Helps bring relief to arthritis sufferers.
Can alleviate symptoms of back pain or sciatica.
Promotes better sleep habits.
During your Thai massage treatment
Your therapist will block and release blood flow to different parts of your body, providing an intense rush of heat to your limbs and boosting your circulation. They will also use oil to deliver a smooth, flowing massage which should relieve tension in your neck, back and shoulders. Make sure to inform your therapist about specific areas of concern before your treatment begins.
Thai massage techniques
A Thai massage uses firm pressure from the elbow and forearm, alongside specific poses and stretches. Your treatment will take place on a massage table.
After your Thai massage
Take time to rest and relax and avoid intense physical activity until your body has had a chance to recover. Thai massage is most effective after a few, regular treatments, or you could complement it with a Thai Yoga massage.
What is the difference between a Thai and a Swedish massage?
A traditional Swedish massage may be a better choice for a first massage, as it is very general and focused entirely on relaxation. Thai massage is intended to release specific blockages in the body, and has a focus on promoting flexibility. It is more intense, but may be helpful for people with specific areas that need close attention.
Does Thai massage hurt?
Your therapist may use quite deep pressure at times, but your treatment should still feel relaxing. Always let your therapist know if you're experiencing discomfort.
What type of therapists specialise in Thai massage?
Specialists from all over the world learn how to perform this type of massage.
This page describes the most common techniques for a specific type of massage. Your therapist will tailor your treatment to your individual needs based on their expert knowledge and experience.