October 2019

Some Info About Traditional Thai Massage

We get lots of questions about Thai Massage so we’ll try and answer a few here.

The first difference you’ll notice between a Thai massage and the classic western styles it the lack of equipment.  Swedish and deep tissue massages take place atop a massage table, Thai massages take place upon a floor mat. This allows the client a more complete range of motion;  Because unlike western massage styles, you won’t just be lying on your back or stomach when you receive a Thai massage.

Your masseuse receives an even greater advantage by being on the floor rather than hunched over a table. During a Thai massage, the masseuse moves all around and above the client to access a wider range of angles over each part of the body, even in cases when the client is much larger than the masseuse.

Rather than just using hands, fists, forearms and elbows — the standard tools of the Swedish masseuse — the Thai masseuse may use legs and feet during the massage. Oftentimes, they will use a combination of both to gain leverage as they initiate deep stretches of the client’s arms, legs, hips, and shoulders.

You can wear your own clothes, or  wear the clothes provided to you. They are loose fitting, clean, and comfortable.  During the massage, you will be pulled, stretched, and rocked at the hands of your Thai massage therapist.

Traditional Thai massage uses no oils or lotions, except for foot massage. The recipient remains clothed during a treatment.

It is recommended to start off with twice weekly massages for the first four to six weeks, and then gradually increase the time between sessions as symptoms improve. At Lanna Thai we have Senior Discounts and punch style cards to help discount our already lower rates.  If you come 5 times the 6th visit is  half price.

 

And our standard Disclaimer - Thai Massage is NOT sexual in any way. Any inappropriate behavior will halt the massage immediately, the customer will be asked to leave and be expected to pay the full fee for the time booked.