Betsy Ewall, LMT
About Thai Massage

"The Best Full Body Massage You'll ever get!"

 Traditional Thai Massage, also known as Nuad Boran and sometimes called Thai Yoga Massage, dates back more than three hundred years in its present form, with its origins going back more than 5,000 years to ancient India and China. While Thai Massage combines elements of Ayeurvedic medicine, Hatha yoga and Chinese acupressure, it has evolved into a system that is entirely unique and is widely regarded as one of the best systems of therapeutic massage.

 

               Some Benefits of Thai Massage:

  • Relief from stress and muscle tension
  • Relief from aches and pains
  • Improved circulation
  • Unblocking and balancing of energy flow
  • Detoxification of the internal organs
  • Improved alignment
  • Increased flexibility and range of motion
  • A general increase in energy
  • Improved mood

                       Like any form of massage, benefits increase with repeated treatments.

 

What to Expect

Thai Massage combines gentle, yoga-like stretching with massage of the muscles, tendons, pressure points and energy lines, or Sen. While there are hundreds of energy lines in the body, Thai massage focuses on the ten main energy lines, or Sip Sen.

Thai Massage is done on a mat as opposed to a table. This allows the practitioner to get the body leverage necessary for the stretches and postures characteristically used in Thai Massage. Depending on the needs of the client, Thai Massage technique may also employ the elbows, knees and feet in addition to the hands.

The pressure can be varied according to your preference. Less pressure should be used the first time, 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. Be sure to tell your masseuse about any pain or specific problem areas that you would like help with.

Traditionally, oil is not used in Thai Massage. Thai Massage is an integrated, sequenced procedure that normally takes 90 minutes, and, in Thailand, massages of two-hours or more are not uncommon. I make every effort to keep my fees reasonable so you can take advantage of extended times. However, you may schedule a massage for 1 hour, 1 1/2 hours,  2 hours, or 3 hours.

 What to Wear

The client does not need to disrobe for a Thai Massage as the therapist can work right through clothing.  It is best to wear comfortable clothing such as yoga-wear, workout clothing, or sweats.  I provide loose comfortable clothing if you prefer.  Thai herbal compresses contain herbs which may stain clothing.  It is best to wear dark colors, or clothes that you do not mind getting stained.

 

  After Your Massage

After a Thai massage, you should drink plenty of water to help with detoxification. You may feel some soreness or discomfort for the first 24 hours, especially in areas where you have had problems. After that, you should feel relaxed and refreshed!