FAQ

What is Traditional Thai Massage

Traditional Thai massage is an ancient healing therapy that originated in Thailand. The therapist uses their thumbs, hands and forearms techniques to apply moderate to release blockages in the muscles and stimulate the flow of blood and lymph throughout the body.

Stretching the legs and body can be incorporated into a massage to help relax muscles, reduce stress, improve blood circulation, to improve the flow of energy in the client’s body.

We don’t recommend to have a Traditional Thai Massage if you have high blood pressure, is pregnant, is sick, or has just had surgery.

What is the difference of Traditional Thai and Thai Oil Massage

Traditional Thai Massage is a dry massage, and Thai Oil Massage is a combination of traditional Thai massage and oil massage. These techniques help therapists to work on tight muscles easier than dry massage.

The oil application will make your skin look natural and healthy.

Our Massage Oil is of the highest quality in the industry and they're not colored or have any additives. The massage oil that is used by leading spas and remedial massage therapists. Clients will leave with smooth and hydrated skin.

What do I wear during a massage?

For traditional Thai massage it is recommended to wear loose fitting or flowing clothing so that you are comfortable and loose enough to be able to move freely. Traditional Thai Massage involves lot of leg stretching, therefore, we provide a traditional thai pajama for clients.

However, for Thai oil massage or remedial massage as therapists will apply oil, therefore cloths will be removed, but clients must bring their own underwear, as therapists may not provide the treatment if clients don't bring their own underwear.


What is a hot stone massage?

Hot stone massages are a very pleasurable experience and we are experts at our speciality which means that we only use the highest quality stones that are heated to maximum temperature to ensure that you receive a soothing and relaxing massage.

We picked the basalt stones for their smooth texture and non-porous nature.

The high ferruginous component of the stone with smooth texture and high heat retention abilities will open blood vessels and increase blood flow, relaxing the muscles and mood. Hot stone massage therapy works by slowly kneading to warm up the muscles, then applying smooth stones which are heated to improve blood flow, relieve muscle soreness, ease muscle pain and tension, and promote deep relaxation.

With over 100 years of history, Basalt Stone is the most famous stone in the world and has been used to treat a wide range of ailments. You may use the stones to take care of your body's own natural healing properties and take the stress out of daily life.


What is Foot Reflexology?

Reflexology is an alternative medicine that began in Egypt and ancient China over 5,000 years ago. It spread to many countries including Thailand where it has become very popular.

Thai people understand the importance of maintaining good health and rely on traditional treatments such as herbal medicine, acupuncture, herbal compress, Thai massage and foot reflexology.

Foot massage is a natural method involving application of pressure to the feet using the hands. The ancient art of foot reflexology rejuvenates the mind, body and soul.

Foot reflexology is based on a system of zones that reflect an image of the body. The feet can be used to diagnose problems and effect physical change in the body.
Foot massage enables bodily organs to work more efficiently.

Thai Traditional ways of caring for the feet
1. Bathe your feet
2. Gently massage your feet before bed
3. Do not wear tight shoes
4. Do not wear high heel shoes for lengthy periods
5. Warm the feet. Cold feet can indicate poor health

In Thai tradition foot massage
• Prevents illness
• Relieves muscle tension
• Maintains blood circulation and lymph node function
• Restores internal organs
• Stabilisers body temperature
• Eliminates waste from the body
• Restores the immune system
• Slows down aging
• Improves the nervous system
• Balances hormones
• Strengthens bone and muscle

Reflexology is an evidence based therapy applying pressure with fingers hand and thumb techniques to reflex points on the feet. There are 62 reflex points on the feet which correspond to 62 vital organs in the body.

A Thai Traditional guide to how the feet are related to the organs:

• The left foot reflects the heart, spleen, kidney, stomach and small intestine
• The right foot reflects the gallbladder, liver and appendix
• The toes are related to the head and brain

Benefits of Thai foot reflexology 
• Assists digestion and eliminates waste
• Relieves stress
• Lowers blood pressure
• Improves sleep
• Balances hormones
• Improves concentration
• Relieves muscle stiffness
• Strengthens bones
• Improves circulation
• Fosters good health and mental serenity

When to avoid foot massage
• On a full or empty stomach
• Any Injury to the foot
• High blood pressure

Who will benefit from foot massage

Everyone including dancers, hikers, athletes, pregnant women to produce a deep and unique feeling of balance, relaxation and well-being.


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