Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
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The foundational theory of Thai Massage is about the movement of energy. Thai massage is more rigorous and ENERGIZING than almost all of the more typical forms of massage. Thai massage is also called Thai yoga massage, because your therapist moves you through a series of yoga-like stretches using his hands, knees, legs, and feet. Many people say Thai massage is like doing yoga without having to do any work. A combination of muscle compressions, joint mobilization techniques, and acupressure is also used during treatment.
Click the BOOKING button on any page to be directed to the online booking engine. You can find available times and book your session 24 hrs. a day Use the availability calendar to quickly view the entire week. At a glance, you can see open time slots. If nothing lines up with your schedule, send an e-mail request and I will try to accommodate you.
You will have a better result if you arrive a few minutes early. There is a mandatory Health History Questionnaire to fill out. Traditional Thai massage is performed on a padded mat which is either placed directly on the floor over a full-sized mat. You are asked to bring loose-fitting or flexible clothing to the massage. You will be fully dressed during your entire treatment. The best type of clothing is whatever you wear during Yoga or any active workout routine, as long as it does not have any zippers or other hardware. Natural fibers are preferred over fabric that is slippery or too thin. If you do not have suitable clothing, I can provide this for you. Expect to be moved around a lot. Twisted, rocked, and stretched out. A typical Thai massage is 90 minutes to three hours long. It is not uncommon to get a three-hour session in Thailand. The longest session I have ever rendered was 4 hrs. 45 minutes. Although I do offer 60 and 75-minute sessions, I recommend 90 minutes and up, in order to have the time to give a thorough treatment.
- Restore balance between areas of excess and restraint.
- Stress Reduction.
- Increasing the Range of Motion throughout the entire body.
- Improved Circulation.
- Centering the Mind and Body.
- Increasing overall flexibility.
- Speed the recovery after intense workouts or from Jet-Lag.
- Boost energy.
60 min. = $135
75 min. = $168
90 min. = $201
120 min. = $267
150 min. = $333
180 min. = $396
- Infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds.
- Immediately after surgery.
- Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor.
- Predisposition to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged.
- If you have heart disease, please check with your doctor before having any massage.
- Pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage. Massage for pregnant women should be done by massage therapists who are experienced in pregnancy massage.
- Massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.
- Sessions of 90 Minutes and up are recommended, in order to have the time to complete a thorough treatment and to obviate rushing.
- If you have specific areas in the body that you would like to have addressed during the session, 60 minutes may not be adequate time unless you are quite small or in really great shape. When we say, “in great shape” we are not necessarily referring to body fat %.
- If you are a large person, it will take longer to complete a thorough treatment.
- If you are intending to satisfy your curiosity, book 60 minutes and “try it out”. But be advised, the first session is likely to make you aware of cranky regions that you might not have realized you had.
- Book 2 or 3 hours if you would like to make sure you get a thorough treatment.
- If you are elderly we may have to proceed more slowly through the process.
- Consider taking a day and putting it toward your health. The longest session I have ever rendered was 4 hrs. 45 minutes.
There is no risk in receiving a Thai massage as often as you wish. For clients new to Thai massage I would recommend scheduling your first massage and then deciding on the interval after you determine how well the effect lasts. The benefit of Thai Massage may last longer than a typical massage but the duration requirement and frequency are different for every individual. Many of my customers schedule their massage on a weekly basis, however, we do have customers who come in every other week or make monthly appointments. If you are a person who has specific health goals, consider a series of treatments. Health professionals agree that committing to a series of treatments produces a deeper effect in comparison to an unorganized approach. Discounts are available for multi-session purchases.
This therapy combines pressure point work with stretches and can be as deep or as light as you wish. Typically, there is no residual muscle pain afterward, just a feeling similar to that of flushing out the by-products from muscle contraction and increased circulation. If your objective is to achieve marked tissue change, there may be a need for increased intensity and although it is rare, some clients experience a bit of stiffness first thing the next morning which clears up as soon as you get moving. This is usually followed by greater ease in movement, increased range, and greater strength which evolves over the following days.
Yes, we do offer couples massage, however, due to added staff requirements, we are able to offer this service with advance booking only. Same-day booking for couples massage may not always be available so you should give us a call to find out. For house-calls and Thai Massage in your hotel, you may prefer to have your sessions back-to-back, since we may even waive the extra travel fee depending on the session length you choose. Otherwise, the travel fee is a factor of two.
No. At the present time, I am not set up to accept medical insurance, but it is definitely on my list of features that I plan to add to my practice. Please send a message expressing your interest and I will notify you when this component becomes available. We do take FSA card payments
Yes, We do offer gift certificates.
The best option is the eGift card that I have set up through Square.
If you would prefer a paper gift certificate, reach out by phone or on the contact form and we will set up something for that.
Yes. We will usually need a third person to be there to serve as a body because this is the most productive way for me to assist you with your form and rhythm. You can bring a friend or I can try to find someone for you if you do not have someone. It works best if you have a practice partner to go over things between the lessons. This has been a deeply rewarding experience for couples.