TRADITIONAL THAI GREETING
Thailand, also known as Land of the Smile, is renowned for customer service and hospitality. You will be greeted with a customary Thai 'wai' and Thai smile. Next you will be asked to fill out intake form, which includes any relevant medical history, injuries or physical conditions we should be aware of. We recommend arriving 15 minutes early for your appointment to complete these form.
Your therapist will review the intake form with you, and discuss the reasons for your visit and any specific areas you would like to address during your massage. A customized wellness session plan will be presented and the therapist will explain procedures and answer questions.
COMPLIMENTARY THAI HERBAL CITRUS FOOT SCRUB*
Another Thai custom is to wash the feet of honored guests entering the enter Spa. The therapist will wash your feet with a Thai Herbal Citrus Foot Scrub made in our Spa with kaffir lime, salts and Thai herbs. You will also be offered your choice of Filtered water or a refreshing Thai Herbal Spa Tea made with pandan leaves, ginger, lemon grass and local organic honey. As you begin to settle in & relax, the therapist will wash and scrub your feet. A set of spa shoes will be provided and therapist will lead you to your massage room.
* Must be on time or arrive a few minutes early to receive free foot scrub.
Your massage session is in a tranquil, private room. Your therapist will leave the room to allow you to disrobe and lay down on the table under the top sheet. You may prefer to completely disrobe or remain partially clothed. During your session, your therapist will only uncover the area of your body being worked on, insuring your modesty is respected at all times.
For Traditional Thai Massage, your massage session is in our authentic Lanna Style Thai Massage Hall, the therapist will provided you with a set of traditional Thai Fisherman Pants and spa shirt. The attire is loose and flexible similiar like pajamas.
YOUR MASSAGE ROOM
We have 3 differ rooms types: Private, Couples & Lanna Style Thai Massage Hall. Your massage takes place on a comfortable, padded table equipped with a heating device to keep you warm. For Thai Massage, you will lie on a comfortable mat. The therapist will tell you what position to lie in. There are cushions, pillows and face rests for your comfort. Expect a peaceful and comfortable environment for your massage. The room is equipped with overhead music to enhance your experience. The lights can be dimmed during the session, or if you’d like more light, feel free to ask.
DURING YOUR MASSAGE
The key to obtaining your goals during a session is communication. Let your therapist know if you are in need of any specific areas needing attention. You can receive either a customized full-body massage for general relaxation or stress reduction, or a treatment focusing on specific parts of your body. We use high quality massage oils custom blended with Thai herbs. To heighten your experience, you are welcome to order additional Therapeutic Add-ons, such as Tiger Balm, Tok Sen, Thai Cupping Therapy or Aromatic Essential Oils with Thai herbs.
During your massage, relax your muscles and your mind. Breathe normally and try not to tighten or contract your muscles. Your therapist will ask you if any of the techniques are causing discomfort or pain.
AFTER YOUR MASSAGE
When your massage is complete, your therapist will wait outside the room so you may dress. When you’re ready, your therapist will return you to the front and give you a glass of filtered water. Thai Massage has detoxifying effects. In order to maximizes the therapeutic effects, we recommend to drink ample amounts of water to flush the toxins out of your body.
To show your therapist how much you appreciate their service, you may want to leave gratuity. Information on the suggested gratuity range for your service is available at the front desk. We look forward to welcoming you for your first visit.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why should I get a Thai Massage?
Thai Massage is one of the best therapeutic massage/bodywork treatments available for chronic pain and sports injuries. It is also an amazing treatment if you're experiencing lower back pain, sciatica, hip pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, jaw pain, arthritis, limited mobility or chronic pain. It is an outstanding way to help promote total relaxation and stress reduction. These actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically. Thai massage increases flexibility, releasing both deep and superficial tension, enhances the body’s natural energy flow, and promotes inner peace with a quiet mind. Initially affecting the physical body, it can then gradually reach the more subtle life forces - the emotions, thoughts, and senses. It is common for recipients to go into a Yoga Nidra state where time and space disappear and the healing takes place on a deeper level. Most clients report that following a session, they feel taller, more graceful, and more integrated, and they experience an exquisite sense of lightness in their body.
What can I expect in a Thai Massage session?
During a Thai massage the practitioner uses their hands, elbows, knees and feet to compress muscles, release tense points and to gently stretch the body allowing it to relax, open and literally decompress. The Thai method traces and clears ten energy (Sen) lines, which run along the fascia, covering all muscle groups and organs, reaching the major body systems. Thai Massage also activates the Parasympathetic Nervous System: which immediately lowers your sense of stress, brings health benefits like reducing blood pressure and strengthening the immune system, and lifts your mood. Though active for the practitioner, this is completely passive for the client. Thai bodywork is practiced on a heated mat designed for comfort. For total ease, the client remains fully clothed.
What should I wear to a Thai Massage session?
You will be provided with a traditional loose-fitting Thai Spa top and Thai Fisherman Pants Spa wear that will allow for ease of movement. All recipients are fully clothed.
What will I experience in a Thai Massage session?
After a Thai massage session, clients tend to feel as if they have been given a new body, one that is more limber, open and more alive. It is a true full body tune-up. This work is also effective for treating specific neuromuscular injuries, including muscle pain, spasm, dysfunction and chronic tightness.
What are the benefits of Thai Massage?
The body benefits in five ways from Thai Massage:
1. Circulatory System: Improving blood circulation, lowers the heart rate, increases the temperature in the area being massage, increases lymphatic circulation and reduces edema (swelling).
2. Musculoskeletal System: Improving muscle strength and effectiveness, relieves muscle tension, reduces pain, removes toxins from the muscle mass, relaxes the tendons and enhances elasticity, increases joint mobility and flexibility, and reduces stiffness.
3. Nervous System: Stimulates and improves activity of the nerves and sensations with effects of reducing pain, enhancing sensation to the skin, and improving the function of the internal organs such as stomach, intestines, etc.
4. Respiratory System: Improves depth of breathing and relaxation.
5. Digestive System: Increases elasticity of digestive tract and stomach movement prevents and relieves indigestion.
Information extracted from Thai Massage the Thai Way: Healing Body and Mind.
What are the benefits of adding Herbs to a Thai Massage?
Thai Herbal massage uses hot herbal compresses that are applied to the body to alleviate pain and inflammation by opening skin pores and transferring medicating heat to the muscles, joints and energy lines. Imagine being covered in herbal heating pads. Herbal compress therapy helps to harmonize and relax the body, to loosen energy blockages. Smelling and inhaling the herb-infused vapors induces deep relaxation. The herbs have a balancing effect on the mind, and help to reduce stress. Using hot compresses on the chest, throat and sinuses can also loosen mucus and open up the nasal passages.