Thai massage is a different type of massage than traditional Swedish or Sports massages. It is a rigorous, deep-tissue massage with lots of stretching working deep within the body and connective tissues. Therefore, you should make sure to explain any relevant medical or health history with me before your session.

Also, if you have any of the following, you should avoid this type of massage.

  • Those prone to blood clots due to a risk of clots being dislodg during the session.
  • Those whom are recovering from surgery.
  • Those whom have just had chemotherapy or radiation treatments.
  • Women who are pregnant or those with heart disease should consult their physicians before having a Thai massage.

Additionally, massage should not be done directly over bruises, tumors, abdominal hernia, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, or areas of recent fractures.

Studies have shown that people who go for massage sessions regularly tend to be more relaxed and usually have lower levels of stress. Stress causes long-lasting problems in the body and leads to many health issues. Thai massage, just like a traditional massage, leaves the patient feeling more tranquil which brings stress levels down, however, due to the yoga-like movements, the patient will feel more relaxed and more flexible at the end of their massage. 

The use of deep-tissue manipulation over the full-body promotes better blood flow and circulation, which are more benefits of Thia massage. With the combination of better circulation and better blood flow, the body receives more blood and oxygen, promoting better overall health.

Stretching the body in yoga-like movements and clearing energy build-ups by working acupressure points, the patient will be left feeling more energized than when they came to the session. Having more energy is a benefit on its own but with the combination of relaxation, lower levels of stress, better circulation, and blood flow, Thia massage proves to have overall therapeutic effects.

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The Benefits of Thai Massage

Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha

What To Expect and Know Before Your Session with Me

What is Thai "yogic" Massage?

Thai massage is believed to have been developed over 2,500 years ago by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha (Shivago Kompara), a friend and physician of Buddha. This knowledge eventually made its way into Thailand, where Buddhist monks were the first to give these types of massages as a way of Thai medicine. Thai massage is a mixture of ancient Ayurvedic healing and Chinese Medicine, which makes it different from a traditional Sweedish massage.

Thai massage is sometimes referred to as a "yogic" massage because the masseuse will use their elbows, knees, feet, along with their hands to work the body in yoga-like movements. Thai massage is a deep massage working along the meridian lines of the body, clearing clogged up energy in the body through touch, stretching, and breath. The patient will generally feel the benefits in just one session of Thai massage wherein a traditional massage; the patient usually needs several sessions before seeing results.

You will want to wear loose-fitting clothing you feel comfortable in for movement.

I do not use oils or lotions on your body except the feet, so do not worry about any getting on your clothes. 

You want to come with little in the belly but not an empty stomach, so you are comfortable throughout your massage. 

You will want to drink plenty of water the day of your massage to flush out the toxins the massage draws out.

Communication is essential for you to receive the best massage, so please make sure to let me know how you're feeling and if you would like more or less pressure throughout your massage. 

Lastly, breathe and relax; I will be doing all the work for you to walk away feeling fabulous.