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MASSAGE

Traditional Thai Massage

History: Traditional Thai Massage is believed to have been developed by a doctor from northern India known as Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha. He was the personal physician to Gautama Buddha and Magadha King Bimbisara. The Thai massage techniques originated from India and have existed for more than 3,000 years. However the massage was popularized in Thailand.

In a Traditional Thai Massage you will be guided into various flowing movements and Yoga-like positions - with stretching, pulling, rocking and pressure applied along all the body's Sen (energy) lines. [The sen lines correspond with Chinese acupuncture and ancient Indian Ayurvedic medical practices.]

The practitioner uses a combination of hands, feet and elbows to apply pressure (without utilizing oil). These techniques help relieve tension, enhance flexibility and range of motion.

Benefits:

  • Deep full body stretch (increases mobility and flexibility of muscles)

  • Improves posture and balance by correcting the body's alignment

  • Stimulates and activates  the body's own natural healing process to help restore balance in the body.

  • Reduces joint and muscle tension

  • Improves circulation

  • Calms the nervous system

  • Reprograms the mind (promotes the release of serotonin and concentrated dopamine, which has a positive mood effect)

  • Reduces cortisol levels (a stress hormone.)

  • Elevates glucose metabolism & lowers blood pressure

  • Balances energy flow

  • "Human touch" + positive energy exchange

Equipment: A Traditional Thai Massage is performed on a Thai Mat on the floor.
Attire: both client and practitioner are fully clothed in comfortable loose clothing (i.e workout or yoga wear.)

Traditional Thai massage is considered to be a spiritual practice closely connected with the teachings of the Buddha specifically on metta - "the art of giving with loving touch and kindness".

Herbal ball/compress

 massage

A Thai herbal compress massage is also known as Luk Pra Kob, or the "pressing herbal sphere," in Thailand. It is a hot treatment using fresh or dried herbs like kaffir lime, galangal, camphor, turmeric, and lemongrass tied in an unbleached cotton cloth. The herbs in the compress have properties that are anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent and antioxidant.

Options:

  1. Dry Thai Herbal Compress without the use of oils

  2. Thai Herbal Compress massage with the use of light oils and a wide variety of essential oils.

Each of the herbs, carrier oils and essential oils have their own unique benefits. The combination of the heat and herbs help relieve sore muscles, improve circulation of the blood and lymph system while stimulating internal organs.

It is an ultimate healing treatment that combines aromatherapy, thermal therapy, herbal therapy and massage all into a single treatment!

Power of 3

Full body Re-discovery with the power of 3 - Yoga, Thai massage and Herbal compress massage.

  • A balancing and cleansing treatment system for complete relaxation.  

  • Each session is 2.5 hours long (max 3 hours if extra time is needed during transitions.)

  • Each session can be customized based on your needs (i.e duration of each service and the style of Yoga.)

  • The cost  is $150 per individual