Thai treatments consist of THAI HERBAL COMPRESS MASSAGE, THAI YOGA MASSAGE.
THAI HERBAL COMPRESS MASSAGE
This treatment incorporates Thai herbal compresses to give a powerful, detoxifying & purifying treatment. The hot compresses are excellent for stiff, sore or pulled muscles and ligaments, back pain, arthritis, skin diseases, migraines and chronic stress or anxiety. Containing up to 20 traditional Thai herbs, these compresses are not only relaxing in their application but also encourage our body to function at a healthier level. Free radicals, stagnant lymph & stagnant energy that can be responsible for lethargy, aches, pains & general congestion are cleansed from our body The treatment is combined with massage and stretching techniques.
Why have a Thai Style Hot Compress Massage?
Thai Style Steam Heated Herbal Compress Massage has been practiced by Thai healers for many hundreds of years, the hot herbal compresses along with either the Red (Sensual, ylang ylang, lime, nutmeg) or Green (detoxifying, ginger, lime, peppermint) blended massage oils provide a truly unique experience; that stimulates the senses, whilst the deep penetrating warmth and blended herbs sooth and alleviates muscle tension, aches and pains, and trigger a powerful body purification and detoxification process.
The treatment combines eastern massage techniques with a light pressure patting, rolling, kneading and gentle but deeply effective massage. The heat from the compress carries the herbal essences and the essential oils deep into the skin, underlying tissues and organs. The treatment brings about a deep sensation of comfort and warmth whilst stimulating the body to detoxify and heal itself. The warm herbal compresses are made up of a blend of up to 20 traditional Thai herbs (including turmeric, camphor, tamarind, lemongrass and kaffir lime) renowned for their invigorating, purifying, tension relieving and
capacity to improve respiration and soothe general aches and pains.
What are the benefits?
It is quite an experience to feel the deeply relaxing, penetrating heat from the hot herbal compresses, the use of the blended herbs has been scientifically and medically proven to be of benefit to the body's wellbeing. Thai Style Hot Herbal Compress Therapy makes you feel deeply relaxed, whilst providing a feeling of being cleansed and purified, the treatment allows you to let go of all the stress and tensions that are held within the body.
Thai Style Hot Herbal Compress Therapy is a deep relaxation and detoxification therapy, based on the tradition healing practices of the ancient Thai healers, a treatment lasts in the region of one and a quarter to one and a half hours, you should rest for a period of about one hour following treatment to allow the body to assimilate the herbal essences and to allow the detoxification process to begin, you are advised to drink plenty of fluid (water!) to allow the removal of the toxins and waste products from the body.
Beneficial for the following conditions:
- Pain Relief
- Poor Circulation
- Back Pain
- Muscle Pain
- TensionWhat to expect before your massage
What to expect before your massage
Once you arrive for your massage session, I will begin by conducting a short consultation, detailing your personal health so that I will know if there are any contraindications, or reasons that massage may not be advisable. After acquainting you with the massage room, I will leave to allow you privacy to undress and lay between the towels on the massage couch.
During the massage
You will be modestly draped at all times. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. A full body massage consists of massage to the face, neck, shoulders, upper chest, scalp, arms, hands, legs, feet, stomach, and back.
What to expect after your massage
After the massage is complete, I will leave the room to allow you privacy to redress. Dangle your feet off the side of the massage couch for a minute or two before attempting to stand, as massage promotes the release of toxins from body tissues. Upon return, I will bring you a glass of water, as it is very important to drink lots of water after the massage to help flush toxins out of your system. We can then discuss how you are feeling after your treatment followed by some aftercare advice.
A Unique & Powerful Ancient Therapy combining Acupressure Gentle Stretching & Applied
Traditional Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing art, which has its roots in India and is widely used in Thailand and Western countries today. It concentrates on an energy line system through which the body’s natural life force (prana) flows. Blockages in this life force may cause aches, pains and dis-ease.
The massage is applied through the therapist’s use of hands, feet and elbows to apply pressure to important points along the energy lines, in combination with gentle stretching and applied hatha yoga. This releases blocked energy and frees the body’s own natural healing potential, thus restoring balance, health and harmony.
The gentle stretching movements, energy line and pressure point work produces a uniquely relaxing yet energising and highly effective therapeutic treatment, ideal for anyone regardless of their level of flexibility.
What should I do before a massage?
Please ensure you wear loose, warm and comfortable clothing, so as not to restrict movement during the massage.
Avoid having a large meal in the two hours before the treatment.
What happens when I come for a massage?
Initially, a consultation is taken to identify any medical problems or symptoms. The treatment is performed on a futon matt on the floor - you will remain fully clothed during the massage.
The massage is applied according to your own needs and bodily challenges.
How long is the massage?
Thai Yoga Massage can be performed in a minimum of 1½ hours, but a longer, more extensive massage is performed in 2 hours. In both massages, the whole body is treated, starting at the feet by limbering, relaxing and preparing the body in a logical sequence of stretches and postures.
How will I feel after the massage?
Thai Yoga Massage usually leaves the receiver feeling energised, calm and centered.
There may be some temporary healing reactions as toxins and emotions are released and the body’s energy rebalances, although most people feel an increased sense of well-being.
What conditions can Thai Yoga Massage treat?
Regardless of whether you receive a Thai Yoga Massage for healing or relaxation purposes, Thai Yoga Massage has an overall therapeutic effect, improving suppleness, flexibility and joint mobility, and releasing tension to help bring well-being and vitality to the body. It can provide relief from aches, pains, stiffness and stress, as well as improve circulation, strengthen the immune system and help aid digestion and elimination.
Changes within the physical, mental and emotional body take place over a period of time and therefore Thai Yoga massage is particularly beneficial when received as a course of treatment.
- Back pain/Sciatica
- Menstrual pain
- Digestive disorders
- Ear infections
- Neck/shoulder pain
- Knee problems
- Tiredness/low energy
- Muscle cramps
- Circulation problems
- Numbness: legs/arms/fingers
- High blood pressure