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THAI MASSAGE THERAPY


NEW CLIENTS - £10 0FF YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT
VALID FOR 60 OR 90 MINUTE APPOINTMENTS


Traditional Thai massage is an incredibly effective treatment which is both relaxing and energising. It is a unique blend of acupressure massage, deep tissue work, joint mobilisation and gentle stretching.

The compression involved in Thai massage can relieve aches and pains caused by chronic tension in the muscles resulting in more freedom of movement and improved flexibility.

I work primarily on a mat or futon on the floor as this allows me to manoeuvre a client's body more freely and focus on the particular issue they may have. It also allows me to more safely use the leverage from my own body to achieve a greater depth of compression during the massage.

Thai massage is ideal for people who are active but may need a little help to make sure they retain their full range of motion as it can alleviate post exercise strain. It is also suitable for people who suffer from muscular stiffness caused by poor posture habits such as leaning over a computer at a desk all week.

About Me

    My first experience of massage was when I was living in China. I noticed that people would pop out at lunch time to the ‘blind man massage salon’ opposite my work to have a massage. It was treated like an ordinary part of their day. I decided to go into one of these massage salons one afternoon and was surprised to see a huge room full of massage couches. All the clients were fully dressed so there was no need for privacy. The massage I received that day felt absolutely fantastic and so massage became part of my routine whilst living in Shanghai.

    I then moved to Vietnam where foot massage was widely available which I happily incorporated into my weekly routine. Body massage was also available, but nothing seemed to match the massages I’d received while living in Shanghai - until I travelled to Thailand and experienced a full body Thai massage.

    I later moved to Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, where I took a few short courses in Thai massage at TMC School. Performing the massage felt almost as good as receiving it, so at the end of 2005 I decided to take a full time course to become a Thai massage professional. 

After I completed my course, I decided to study further at Wat Po, the most famous of Thailand’s traditional medicine and massage schools. I eventually returned to the UK and in 2010 qualified in anatomy and physiology and Holistic massage.
    
    In the West massage is either seen as a treat or an extravagance, or at the other end of the scale, has a seedy reputation. My hope is that massage can be accepted as part of a health maintenance plan, in the way that many people may already visit a gym regularly to maintain their fitness levels. The added bonus of incorporating massage into our routines is that it not only benefits the body, but also in the long term benefits the mind.