What is Thai massage?
Authentic Thai massage is our signature treatment, and one that we’re very proud of. Thai massage is an incredibly relaxing form of massage complete with deep stretches and some energy work.
What to expect
You’ll be asked to lie down, fully clothed (traditional costume provided) on one of our specially designed Thai massage beds and relax. The therapist will start massaging you with her thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, feet, knees and sometimes even her shins, using special techniques which are designed to give your body a really deep stretch.
Thai massage is designed to unblock the energy f low within your body which enables you to be relieved of stress. In Thai massage, the energy channels that course through your body are called ‘Sen’ but they follow the same routes as the Chinese Meridians which you might recognise from acupuncture or acupressure.
As the massage progresses, each of these Sen channels will be pressed and massaged while your arms,legs and body are moved into different posit ions. Once the pressing part of the massage is complete, the stretching will start. The therapist will start off with gentle and subtle stretches and then progress to the famous long stretches.
What is Thai massage good for?
The initial pressing process sets up your muscles and prepares your body for the stretching part of the massage. This enables the energy to be f reed up and flow more naturally through your body, while giving your muscles a fabulous stretch that you would never be able to achieve on your own.
Thai massage can help to increase energy and induce a deep sense of relaxation as well as releasing tension from muscles and joints. If it’s your first time, you might be surprised at how flexible your muscles can be with the right help.
Who shouldn’t have a Thai massage?
If you’re at all concerned about whether a Thai massage is right for you, have a chat with us beforehand. In general, we can usually adapt our massage to accommodate your preferences but if you’re pregnant or have just had an operation, we’d advise caution. If in doubt, please speak to your GP.