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.


We’ve started a business expansion, Sort of.

Having a home based business in a lot of ways is a challenge.  For one thing you have to keep your property looking acceptable even if you don’t have many customers or they are spread out over the week.

This year the City had instigated the use of water meters.    We have a fairly large property and 2 years ago we started seeding the grass with clover to be more water conscious as clover uses substantially less water than grass.  This spring it was really coming along with the spring seeding starting to catch and looked green and lush.

Then came the water meters and the drought.  This spring the rain just stopped and the lawn started to wither.   The clover even died.  I checked how much it was going to cost to run a single sprinkler.   About 40 cents an hour, and it takes about 4 hours plus a day to water our lawn area with a single sprinkler,  that’s somewhere around $2 a day.  Then we have our eight fruit trees that we hand water and our front garden we hand water and our vegetable garden we hand water on top of that.  Add at least another $1.   So with the $20 a month fee just to let us have a water connection and with watering it could amount to well over $110 a month; but that’s not all.  We still have to flush the toilet, wash the dishes and wash ourselves not to mention food preparation and cloth washing.

We had to find a solution to our back field other than let the wind blow it away or grow Hoary Alyssum which is an invasive weed.

We chose Lavender.  It uses almost no water when it’s developed and it thrives in sandy soil, and we have lots of that.  We’ve now planted our first 50 plants along with drip irrigation.  Will expand the bed as we can muster up the money for it.  It’s a good add on to our Massage Business as a product we grow, make and sell in house.

Now all we have to do sit and watch it grow.








We are open but with a caveat

First the Caveat. We have a lot of construction going on in the area as they rebuild the riverbank after last years flood.
Now the good news.  It’s not noisy even with all the new traffic, we are open, we have Senior discounts, we have a loyalty program and we have off street parking.

Call to book an appointment  –  250-442-1411






Christmas Shopping? Try local.

The countdown is on and we bet you didn’t want to hear that. It’s always such a hectic time of the year. As best we can, as a family, we personally try and buy our presents locally especially this year as all businesses are hurting from our flood.  Buying local helps the economy and spreads the dollar out in our community to others who also spread it around. This helps us all rebuild a strong and vibrant local economy and allows stores to bring in more diverse merchandise in the future. It’s a true win win situation.

Christmas gift

Here at Lanna Thai Massage we offer Gift Certificates for those hard to buy for folks, those that deserve some pampering or just that “Oh My Gosh” I forgot Uncle Elwood moment.  Everyone loves to relax and feel good, that’s what we offer.

We have our exclusive Thai Herbal Therapy Balls that we import directly from Thailand.  A great little gift of stocking stuffer for only $7.95 each.

Or give the gift everybody loves!  Gift Certificates make a wonderful gift and Lanna Thai Massage makes it easy to give these to your friends and family.

Simply call us, at 250-442-1411.

Happy Loi Krathong

While the Americans calibrate Thanksgiving – Thai people celibate Loi Krathong

loi Kratong


Known as Thai Festival of Lights, Loi Krathong is one of Thailand’s most enchanting and the second best-known festival in Thailand.

Loi” means “float”, and a “krathong” is a special Thai floating sculpture particular to the holiday. The traditional krathong is made from a cross-section of a banana tree trunk, which is then elaborately decorated with folded banana leaves and flowers in intricate towering designs.

People gather around lakes, rivers and canals to pay respects to the goddess of water by releasing beautiful lotus shaped rafts, decorated with candles, incense and flowers onto the water.

So to all our customers and friends, Happy Loi Krathong.

As the holiday season approaches and you are looking for that special gift.  Lanna Thai Massage has gift certificates available for Christmas giving.

We also have authentic Thai Herbal massage balls custom made for us and we import from Northern Thailand.

We always offer authentic Thai Massage at our licenced in home studio.

 The Boundary Area’s Only Truly Authentic Thai Massage – Thai Owned, Operated and Trained

Feel free to contact us at 250-442-1411



We are Open

Open Monday to Friday – 9:30am to 3pm .

“The Boundary Area’s Only Truly Authentic Thai Massage – Thai Owned, Operated and Trained”

Senior Discount – 10% off       Plus  Come 5 times and get 50% off your next

Ancient Lanna Style (Buntautuk)

60 minutes ………. $ 50
90 minutes ………. $ 70
120 minutes ……… $ 95

Thai Herbal Ball Massage

60 minutes ………. $ 80
90 minutes ………. $ 95

Foot Massage – Lanna Thai Style

30 minutes ………. $ 35
60 minutes ………. $ 55

Head and Shoulders Lanna Thai Style

30 minutes ………. $ 35
60 minutes ………. $ 55

Lanna Thai Massage

891 66th Ave,
Grand Forks, BC.
Canada, V0H 1H4

Phone:- 250-442-1411

By Appointment Only – See full website for details.


We Have Re-opened

Finally after the flood of 2018, We are:-


We weren’t touched by the flooding but we sure were impacted by it.  Some of our neighbors have major damage,some not so much but we have tried to make our little cut better a bit better for those that did.  We decided to keep the studio closed and help with some cleanup around the area.    That being done we have reopened.

CALL:- 250-442-1411  for Appointments

Monday to Friday – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm