At Thai Mint Beauty & Massage we offer a wide range of Traditional Thai Massage for both men and women. Our aim is to restore the body's natural balance and well-being through skilled, therapeutic Thai Massage which soothes and energises the body.
Thai massage (or "Thai yoga massage") is an ancient healing system combining acupressure, Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures. In the Thai language it is usually called “nuat phaen thai” (Thai-style massage) or “nuat phaen boran" ancient-style massage), though its formal name is “nuat thai”(Thai massage) according to the Traditional Thai Medical Professions Act, BE 2556 (2013). Nuad Boran (known in various forms as Thai massage, Thai Yoga Massage, and other terms) began to evolve in Thailand over 1,000 years ago. Based on healing principles similar to those of other Eastern healing arts, the Thai system focuses on circulation of vital energy in major pathways called sen. 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. The result of a full-body Thai treatment is often an exciting and powerful mind/body healing experience, bringing both the recipient and the practitioner to heightened states of physical and spiritual well-being. For many, traditional Thai massage is also a spiritual discipline in that it incorporates the Buddhist practices of mindfulness (breath awareness) and loving kindness (focused compassion). These techniques, when shared by practitioner and client, help bring the treatment session to a focused.
Benefits of Massage in summary
Improves blood circulation. Reduces stress and calms nervous system Improved flexibility in muscles and joints (Promotes healing from pulled muscles and sprains). Eased muscle pain Deep tissue relaxation Boosted immune system Increased energy levels (preventing illness) May offer relief from headaches Helps bring relief to arthritis sufferers. Promotes better sleep habits Can alleviate symptoms of back pain or sciatica Great feeling of well-being Strengthened organs and bodily systems
Thai massage uses quite similar techniques as Swedish massage, Thai massage stimulates the acupressure points in relation to the concept of energy lines in order to provide relief, to stretch and loosen tightened muscles, to release tension and relieve joints. Thai massage leaves you feeling relaxed and energised.
Swedish massage is well known as the classical or relaxing massage as it uses five main techniques; stroking and gliding, kneading, rubbing, pounding and shaking. These techniques are based on Western anatomy and physiology and their aim is to achieve relaxing and healing effects. Swedish massage uses essential oils or lotions to suit the client's skin type. For a Swedish massage, the client lies on a massage bed. Swedish massage requires the client to lie on his/her back and stomach most of the time but does not require much physical flexibility.
Deep tissue massage is a technique that works on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. Similar to Swedish massage, deep tissue massage uses slower and firmer strokes and pressure than other treatments - deep finger pressure that concentrates on particular areas, and follows across the fibres of muscles and tendons. Deep tissue massage is a particularly effective massage for people with muscular pain.
Hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy that involves the use of smooth, heated stones. The massage therapist places the hot stones on specific points on your body and may also hold the stones while giving the massage.
Concentrating on the tension hot-spots of the back, neck and shoulders, this is a great way to relieve tension and get rid of built up stress. This will leave you feeling fantastically fresh and free from any physical and emotional strains.
Based on pin-pointing a complex system of zones and referred areas linked to organs in the rest of the body, resulting in an overall improvement in physical condition throughout the whole body.