Antonina Malyy offers Thai Massage at Sacred Waters. For bookings or questions call us anytime!
What is Thai Massage?!
Thai massage is considered a medical treatment in Thailand. At first a little intense (especially if you’re used to Swedish massage and don’t normally do much stretching) and then relaxing and invigorating. Thai massage reminds you that massage isn’t just pressure applied to you by someone else, but a balancing of the body by limbering joints and loosening muscles. Thai massage is performed while you are fully clothed, on a padded mat on the floor wide enough to accommodate the therapist. The therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches that cover your entire body and also applies deep muscle compression, and joint mobilization to leverage your body to into elongating stretches. It is sometimes called the lazy person’s yoga.
The Potential Benefits of Thai Massage
Thai massage, in particular, is said to benefit or ameliorate many different health problems. Specifically, it may:
- Relieve tension and calm the nervous system
- Relieve muscle pain and spasticity as well as joint stiffness and pain
- Enhance flexibility and range of motion
- Stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage
Contraindications: Thai massage may not be safe for someone with health conditions such as disk herniation, osteoporosis, recent surgery, or cardiovascular disease. If you’re considering trying Thai massage, it’s a good idea to check with your healthcare provider before getting treatment to discuss whether it’s appropriate for you.
What to know before your appointment:
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing to the massage.
- The massage is for 90 minutes and costs $105.
- Don’t eat a heavy meal before the massage.
- Arrive at least 5-10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms or to discuss what’s currently going on with your body.
- If you feel discomfort at any time, let your massage therapist know.