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The overall effect of Thai massage is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and physical and mental well being. It delightfully gets to the places you can’t on your own! During a session, the body is therapeutically rocked and compressed along energy lines and acupressure points, as well as being stretched in different assisted postures in order to clear energy blockages and relieve tension.
The practitioner uses his thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet In this process. Joints are opened, muscles and tendons are stretched, internal organs are toned, and energy is balanced. The recipient normally remains clothed during the session, except if client needs or wants some use of oil as well. The level of stretch and movement can be as gentle or strong as the client wishes, and is always adapted to suit each individual and their particular needs.
Duration 90 mins. Price 75e
Seated massage/ bodywork
This is an adapted form of a lying Thai massage using the same traditional techniques but on a client who remains seated yet supported.
It focuses on the back, shoulders, arms, neck, head and face.
This is perfect for those who aren’t able to lie down comfortably for any length of time and ideal for those who aren’t comfortable with massage treatments on naked skin, as it is done over light clothing.
As well as being calming and healing, the client normally feels more open, stretched, refreshed and balanced from the session.
Alternatively called Thai Bodywork, as it is very different from classical Swedish Massage. The practitioner uses his hands to apply a very pleasant rhythmic compression along and over energy lines and points that follow the natural contours of the body – the Sen lines. It can help alleviate the “holding” of both tight muscles and thoughts by encouraging correct breathing, through gentle rocking and supportive touch. It will gently stretch and lengthen muscles and slowly help open tight joints.
Like many natural therapies, it has a long history and shares a close relationship with Indian Ayurvedic medicine, yoga, traditional Chinese medicine and Japanese Shiatsu. It reached Thailand around the 3rd century BC.
(Shendau upper body acupressure treatment can also be included as well as part of this session if needed.)
Treatment lasts 55 minutes - €55.00