How is Thai Oil Massage Performed?
Sessions consist of combinations of long and deep strokes to target tense, blocked, and fatigued muscles, and the use of specific pressure points to reactivate, re-balance, and harmonize your energetic pathways. Although most of these manipulations are performed in a precise and predetermined sequence, your therapist will pay specific attention to the areas on your body that need intervention most.
Thai Oil Massage is much gentler than Nuad Bo’Rarn (Traditional Thai Massage), which makes it very relaxing. You remain relaxed and motionless in one of four positions while your therapist performs all necessary actions and movements. It brings total relaxation, a sense of newfound vitality and mental balance.
A full Thai Oil Massage is a full body treatment for which your will be required to undress completely. It is usually performed on a massage table. Shorter treatments can be offered to narrow the bodywork to specific areas, such as legs, back, or shoulders. For such treatments you will be asked to expose only parts of your body that will be given attention. For all treatments, the areas not worked on will be discretely and comfortably covered by sheets and towels.
Depending on your therapist’s assessment of your physical state of being, some Neuromuscular Electric Stimulation (NMES) work may be offered, should this be of benefit to you. NMES is safe, non-invasive, and a powerful way to alleviate muscle pains and aches, and to relax fascia that appears stressed and tight. NMES, which is usually performed at the very end of your session, is offered as an integral and soothing part of your treatment, at no further costs.