Integrative Thai Massage
Thai massage uses ancient Thai massage techniques to leave you feeling free and relaxed. Mixed modalities will be used in our sessions, including Thai traditional massage, Thai Trigger Point, Tok Sen, Guasa, Amatarot, and Karen Hill Deep Tissue based on the assessment of your physical condition. The result of a full-body Thai bodywork is often a powerful mind/body healing experience, bringing both the recipient and the practitioner to heightened states of physical and spiritual well-being.
The practitioner moves the receiver through various positions. Every movement is designed to support the receiver as well as the practitioner. Each session is given to allow the practitioner to understand the receiver’s body and give her/him a chance to focus and meditate. At the end of a session, the receiver will feel relaxed and energized.
Chi Abdominal Detox Massage (AKA Chi Nei Tsang)
Coming originally from old Taoist Monastic tradition, Chi Nei Tsang practice manually induces the body healing from the abdomen. The Taoist observed that we often develop energy blockages in our organs that result in knots and tangles in our abdomens. These obstructions, caused by overwork, stress, accidents, surgery, drugs, toxins, poor food and bad posture, occur at the center of the body and constrict the flow of Chi (energy), our life-force, resulting in negative emotions: fear, anger, anxiety, depression, and worry. This treatment helps strengthen and detoxify the body, by manually stimulating all the metabolic functions. It improves the digestive system, absorption of nutrients, elimination of toxins, breathing, digestive and lymphatic systems, blood circulation and hormonal balance. There are a few different styles of abdominal massage practices. We learned from Master Ohm Rinraya who follows the style of A.Bunjong Pun (Khun Ni.), PI Jem Thanachon and Joe Khumlee.
Amatarot a relatively new Northern Lanna therapy that uses a wooden rod with a copper application. The name Amatarot means “a taste of eternal life force,” referring to being “Forever Young.” The modality is used to give therapy, and penetrates deeply on tendons, ligaments, nerves, fascia and cells, stimulating areas difficult to access with other Traditional Thai therapies. It’s used to relieve or cure sciatica, postural imbalances, joints issues, physical pains, hip or back problems, low energy, and tensions, among other things. Additionally, the therapy seems to give good results for relief of Parkinson symptoms (diminishing excessive trembling, involuntary movements, shaking, and the like). The Amatarot treatment was created by a Thai monk during the last century. Although the modality boasts great curative qualities, it is still not very well-known within the Thai healing community.
“Ashi” means foot and “atsu” means pressure. For this massage, a special Shea butter is applied to the body followed by soft, clean bare feet to deliver a relaxing yet DEEP massage. Utilizing SLOW broad compressive movements induces deep relaxation quickly and increases blood/lymph circulation quickly which detoxifies the body at a much faster rate. The massage therapist uses an overhead bar system for balance and control to deliver targeted pressure and gliding strokes. This is the most luxurious and deepest massage available out there. The biggest benefit of this modality is that after a few treatments it will help improve the client’s posture and movement while relieving pain, improving bodily functions and creating a state of well-being. If you feel like you never can get enough pressure, this would be the one you should try.
For client with following conditions, we would request your doctor’s clearance:
– Prior Heart Attack, Stroke, Arteriosclerosis, Pacemakers Stents/Shunts
– Post Injury/Surgery
– Separated Shoulder, Separated/Fractured Acromioclavicular
– Acute Vertebral Spinal Surgeries/Conditions
– Active Hernia, Advanced Diastasis Recti
Deep Tissue/Myofascial Release Massage
We apply specific treatment protocols targeting the specific problem(s) each client presents with. It is the practical application of numerous hands on techniques to treat a client’s specific areas of dysfunction during our session. We use a combination of Deep Tissue, Trigger Point. Swedish, Stretch, Myofascial Release, and Sport massage techniques.