Northern Style THAI STRETCHING
Whole body healing with passive stretching like assisted yoga, acupressure, and Shiatsu
Bodhi Thai ~ 1 hour
$80 Shoulders, Back, Hips, Legs, Feet
Traditional Thai ~ 90 minutes
$120 + Arms, Hands, Head, Neck
Balancing Thai ~ 2 hours
$160 + Thai abdominal massage, additional stretching and acupressure work
Thai Herbal ~ 30 minutes
$40 Hot Herbal Compress is a natural therapy which uses many kinds of medicinal herbs.
Benefits: relieves aches and pains, relieves inflamed muscles and joints, relieves contracted muscles, relieves sprained joints, and stimulates the blood circulation system
Thai stretching is much different than what many think of as a regular massage therapy. It's more interactive, quite fun, and you can really feel the benefits afterwards! It can heal your body in ways you never would have imagined. Thai massage is a combination of assisted yoga, acupressure, and zen shiatsu. Along with working your muscles, it involves acupressure along your energy (sen) lines, and manipulating your body with passive stretching. This type of massage is very beneficial for people with back pain. You will leave our session feeling less tense, more energized, and ready to take on the world!
Elements of Thai Stretching:
Thai bodywork looks like a cross between acupressure, yoga, and Zen shiatsu. The actual massage consists of a technique that uses slow, rhythmic compression and stretches along the body's energy lines. Thai stretching concentrates on applying pressure along 10 of the most important Sen using the palms of the hands, thumbs, elbows, and feet. The effort from the practitioner works to free tension within the body. Practitioners also position the body into yoga-like poses and gently rock the body to more deeply open joints and facilitate limbering.
Stretching and range of motion:
Americans like to call Thai Massage “Thai YOGA Massage”
Whole-body & four positions:
Not just one part of the body but treats the whole, usually from feet to head. And usually in all four positions: supine, side-lying, prone, sitting.
Sen line treatment:
(energy lines or meridians)
The Thai way of treating the whole line rather than just specific pressure points.
Expect all practitioners to do ‘palming’, ‘thumbing’ and ‘compression’ and to use feet as well as hands and occasionally elbows, knuckles, and knees.
Subtle energy work:
A few practitioners do more subtle energetic/spiritual work aimed at affecting the over–all flow of energy/prana/chi around and through the person.
Thai bodywork gives practitioners a lot of leverage as they use their whole body, so they can easily apply a lot of pressure in their touch and movements.
-increases flexibility and range of movement
-eliminates muscle pain and muscle spasms
-improves postural alignment
-calms the nervous system and promotes a deep sense of relaxation
-increased energy level
-allows for a significant release of deep, emotional distress
-stimulates blood circulation and lymph drainage
-stimulates internal organs
-relieves fatigue, swollen limbs, painful joints, and headaches
Herbal Compress Benefits:
-relieves aches and pains
-relieves inflamed muscles and joints
-relieves contracted muscles
-relieves sprained joints
-stimulates the blood circulation system
"My first experience with Thai massage, and it far exceeded my expectations! I've always enjoyed massage therapy sessions that included a bit of stretching, with the stretching being my favorite part, so I decided to give Thai massage a try given that that's the primary focus. Angela was extremely friendly, confident, and competent; and her studio was very clean and comfortable."
"Received a professional, thorough, traditional Thai massage which included gentle pressure and gradual, gentle yet deep, dynamic, assisted stretches. Immediately, I felt tension relief in several muscles, improved range of motion, improved posture, and flexibility. The steamed Thai herbal poultice compresses were a perfect end to a very restorative session. I left this lovely, tranquil location feeling relaxed, energized and invigorated. Hours later, still feeling the vibration of improved circulation in all my tissues. Highly recommend."