ABOUT THAI MASSAGE
Thai Massage is an ancient and sacred system of bodywork which is one of the five main branches of Traditional Thai Medicine. The ultimate goal of a Thai massage session is to open up the layers of the body and encourage ease of movement — of your muscles and connective tissue, of your blood, your lymph, the fluid in your joints, and your nervous system. This can help with a number of ailments that can afflict the body:
A Thai massage can increase circulation, relieve muscle tension, increase joint mobility and flexibility, boost the immune system, and encourage a parasympathetic state which induces deep relaxation, calms the mind, and encourages the body’s systems to function properly.
During a Thai Massage session you’ll wear loose, comfortable clothing while relaxing on a soft, cushioned mat on the floor. Treatments involve a combination of deep tissue compression, passive stretching, pressure point work, the application of hot herbal compresses, massage with herbal balms and liniments, and cupping therapy when needed.
A Thai massage can be done as a holistic, full-body treatment, which helps to open up the joints, stretch the muscles, and balance the flow of energy and communication in the body, and it can be deeply meditative and relaxing. It can also be done with a more targeted approach to specific issues of the body, seeking the root cause of the pain or imbalance, and helping to engage the body’s own healing mechanisms to correct whatever is out of whack.