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What to expect

Traditional Thai Body Massage

At the start of your treatment, you will receive a consultation to assess where your body needs help in healing, and will adapt the massage techniques accordingly.


Thai massage is a floor massage, so expect to lie on a mattress on the floor.   You massage will begin with your lying on your back, the therapist starts working on your feet with a gentle rocking motion from one to the other using palm pressure.


A Thai therapist works in an unhurried manner and the massage is never rushed. The combination of the gentle rocking and rhythmical pressure during a Thai massage can often induce a meditative state, and you may even lose track of the time.

As the massage continues the whole body is carefully moved, loosened and stretched, working on the entire musculo-skeletal system to release tension and open the energy channels as it goes. The therapist will use their thumbs, elbows, forearms, feet, knees etc. as they work on your body too.

At various stages during the massage, the therapist will guide you into another position or you may be asked to lie on your side or front, to give the practitioner the best possible access to the area of your body being worked on. You may also be asked to breathe specifically during certain stretches.

People who have experienced Thai massage express feelings of absolute calm, a lightness of being, feeling taller or ironed out, more energised, alive and carefree. You might not feel sleepy, but do allow yourself to drift back to the real world gradually, and - as with all massage - make sure you drink plenty of warm water afterwards.

Thai massage is concerned with the whole body, so an ideal session lasts 2 hours. 1½ hours is also good, and 1 hour sessions are very beneficial but tend to focus on areas of specific tension..

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