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Thai Combo Massage
Swedish & Deep Tissue
The word "massage" does not mean the same thing as it is understood in the typical western usage. In the west "massage" means a "rub down" and refers to techniques derived from Swedish Massage and regular Massage Therapy. "Thai Massage" (Phaen Boran Ráksãa Thaang Nûat) is completely different! It is a healing art of the Theraveda Buddhism and Buddhist medicine.
The Thai system focuses on circulation of vital energy in major pathways called sen. The major energy lines are manipulated, and important pressure points along these pathways are stimulated to help break down blockages, stimulate energy flow and restore balance and harmony.
Traditional Thai massage uses
no oils or lotions, and the recipient remains clothed during a
treatment. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and
client, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed,
pulled, stretched and rocked in order to clear energy blockages and
relieve tension. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows,
knees and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of the
recipient. In this process, joints are opened, muscles and tendons are
stretched, internal organs are toned, and energy is balanced. The
overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and physical and
mental well being.
The pressure used can be varied according to your preferences, so be sure to tell your masseuse about any pain or problem areas that you would like addressed. If this is your first time, you may want us to use less pressure, while more pressure can be applied as your body can tolerate deeper work. Always feel free to request the level of pressure that feels right for you.
Wat Po Thai Spa also offers our own specialty: The Thai Combo Massage which integrates the elements of a Traditional Thai Massage combined with Swedish & Reflexology for a unique healing experience.
Wat Po Thai Spa offers Classic Swedish massage which includes complete body massage with oil for those who generally experience good health but wish to add to their relaxation and quality of life.
Classic Swedish massage technique involves gentle manipulation using strokes such as gliding, kneading, stretching and tapping to promote circulation, relaxation, stress reduction, and general wellbeing. Classic Swedish massage increases the oxygen flow in the blood and releases toxins from the muscles.
Deep tissue technique incorporates more focused, penetrating strokes such as compression and cross fiber friction to facilitate the release of specific muscles that are taut or knotted.
These techniques are often combined in a full body massage.
Many women suffer
from aches and pains, stiffness and tension during pregnancy. Gentle
massage can often help to relieve problems such as backache,
sleeplessness, edema, headaches, and other minor complaints.
Wat Po Thai Spa also offers Thai Foot Massage or reflexology. Reflexology originates from an ancient Chinese system and is based on the notion that there are nerve endings in the sides and the soles of the feet that correspond to all of the organs of the body such as the liver, kidney or spleen. The gentle and repeated massage of these pressure points stimulates and detoxifies the internal organs and improves circulation to the problem area.
By applying deep and direct pressure to specific points located on the feet, reflexology restores balance and improves function in the whole body, relieving pain and enhancing health.
You may schedule a foot massage separately, or you may combine a foot massage with a regular, full-body massage. Please schedule at least 90 minutes for a combined treatment.