Our bodies have amazing powers of recovery. Massage can stimulate and enhance our natural ability.
- Reduce muscle pain and stiffness.
- Improve blood and lymph circulation.
- Increase flexibility.
- Relax and calm your mind.
Many satisfied clients were delighted by how good they felt after one massage — they didn't realise how many little problems they were living with. The massage aims to restore normal movement to the muscles, joints, fascia and blood, so that the healing mechanisms of the body can work effectively. Read more about the benefits of massage.
I trained in Traditional Thai Massage (nuad boran) after finding it especially beneficial, and seeing how it helped others. The basic techniques are pressing and stretching. You are massaged fully clothed whilst lying on a futon, and there are no oils involved. The aim of the massage is for health, not short-term pleasure, and you may experience a little soreness as part of the healing process. I choose the intensity that I feel is right for your body, but rest assured you are in control at all times, and can ask for more or less.
Thai Massage is a part of Traditional Thai Medicine, which also includes herbal treatments. The legendary founder is Jivaka Komarabhacca, physician to the Buddha over 2,500 years ago. His teachings probably reached Thailand in the 2nd century B.C. Over the centuries, many Thais have turned to it when they became sick.