Thai Massage or 'Nuad Bo Rahn' literally translates as Nuad - to touch with purpose of healing and Bo Rahn - Sanskrit for something ancient and sacred.
According to Thai philosophy, the body is made up of a network of energy lines called the Prana Nadis through which energy (prana) flows.
In a flowing sequence, the practitioner uses palms, thumbs, forearms, knees, knuckles and feet to apply leaning pressure to the body to stimulate and balance the free flow of energy in the ten major energy lines known as the sib sen. By working on keeping these energy pathways clear, Thai massage is used to both prevent poor health and enhance general wellbeing.
During a Thai Massage the muscles, joints, tissues and limbs are progressively taken through a series of yoga-like stretches to their optimum range of movement. Assisted progressive stretching both relaxes muscles and helps to restructure the surrounding muscle fibres, increasing muscle length and also helps to create a stronger and more toned physique.
Thai massage helps to maintain physical and mental health, improve postural imbalances, increase flexibility, and aids the body in its natural desire to self heal.
Therapeutic Thai massage is received fully clothed on a massage table or futon (padded mat) on the floor. A treatment session lasts between 1-2 hours depending on your booking.