Q: What is Thai massage?
A: Thai massage is a form of bodywork that involves the use of stretching, compression, and varying massage techniques. It is often referred to as “yoga massage” because it combines elements of yoga like positions for stretching the whole body and massaging each muscle group.
Q: How is Thai massage different from other types of massage?
A: Thai massage is different from other types of massage in that it focuses on stretching and addressing imbalances. It also incorporates acupressure and deep tissue work to release tension and increase flexibility. Unlike Swedish massage, which primarily uses long strokes with the patient still, Thai massage involves more active movement and stretching.
Q: What are the benefits of Thai massage?
A: Thai massage has many benefits, including increased flexibility, improved circulation, and reduced stress and anxiety. It can also help to relieve pain and tension in the muscles, improve joint mobility, and enhance athletic performance.
Q: What can I expect during a Thai massage session?
A: During a Thai massage session, you will typically lie on a mat on the floor while the massage therapist works on your body. You will wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows for ease of movement. The therapist will use their hands, feet, and elbows to apply pressure and stretch your body in various ways.
Q: Are there any contraindications for Thai massage?
A: Yes, there are some contraindications for Thai massage, such as recent surgery, fractures, or injuries, high blood pressure, and pregnancy. It is always recommended to consult with your healthcare provider before getting a massage if you have any medical conditions.
Q: What are some common techniques used in Thai massage?
A: Some common techniques used in Thai massage include compressions, stretching, rocking, and acupressure. The massage therapist may also use their feet, knees, and elbows to apply pressure to specific points on the body.
Q: How long does a Thai massage session usually last? A: A Thai massage session can last anywhere from 60 to 120 minutes, depending on the client’s needs and preferences.
Q:Does a thai massage hurt?
A:Though some may prefer a more intense or deep massage, your therapist will be happy to adjust for your own particular comfort or needs. Please feel free to say “less/more”, for less or more pressure and feedback is always appreciated.
Q: How often should I get a Thai massage? A: It is recommended to get a Thai massage once a week or every other week to experience the full benefits of the therapy but typical results can last for over a month and stress reduction seems to be a longer term investment. Recommended frequency can vary based on individual needs, schedules and finances.
Q: How is Vancouver Thai Massage different from other Thai massage businesses? A: Vancouver Thai Massage combines the experience of traditional Thai massage with stretches found most effective during Nics 16 years personal training. Nic uses massage techniques learned from varying practices, tailored to each individuals needs. This creates a unique approach that focuses on stretching and massaging the body in all ranges of motion, hitting all the muscle groups. The therapist also offers mobile massages, allowing clients to experience the benefits of Thai massage in the comfort of their own homes.