Some of these techniques may be incorporated into any massage session. However, if you would like an appointment based on one of these specific techniques or treatments listed, please let me know at the time of booking your appointment. Pricing is the same as standard Thai Massage appointments.
Thai Abdominal Massage
Clients have found abdominal massage to be beneficial for:
Digestive Issues, including IBS
Greater Sense of Wellbeing
Breaking up Adhesions and Releasing Tension
Feeling Centered and Connected to their Core
Decreasing Back Tension
This technique (known as gua-sha in Chinese medicine) uses a tool to scrape the client's skin. This increases circulation to the area, helps release heat and reduce inflammation, and promote healing. It is even traditionally used to help treat cold, flu and fever. Scraping is generally done on the neck, back and limbs. This treatment has been shown to be beneficial for:
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic neck and shoulder pain
Relaxing bound muscle tissue
Breaking up adhesions
Treating tension headaches
Releasing fascial tension
As with cupping, some red or purple markings may appear on the skin and last for a few days after the treatment.
Thai Scar Therapy
Wonderful for keloid scars, and scars that you feel never healed quite right. A herbal poultice will be applied to the scar tissue along with some massage and very gentle cupping. Some clients find dramatic visible results from just one scar treatment session!
Prenatal/Postpartum Thai Massage
Prenatal Prenatal Thai Massage focuses on gentle, relaxation focused massage in the side lying position, along with extensive use of warm herbal compresses. A wonderful way to calm the mind and ease tension in the low back, hips and shoulders. Prenatal massage is contraindicated within the first trimester of pregnancy.
Postpartum Postpartum is the most important time for a new mother's self care, though it is often the most difficult time to try to fit it in. Postpartum Thai Massage focuses on rebuilding essence and reducing excess Water element. Massage, hot salt compresses and warming balms and liniments help relax muscles, reduce water and calm the mind. Abdominal massage can be wonderful at this time for the uterus as it returns to its pre-pregnancy size. Postpartum massage is contraindicated for the first month after giving birth.