Thai massage is a form of bodywork/energy work that is based on a combination of influences from China, India and indigenous Thai traditions. Practiced for centuries by Thai monks, and forming a central component of Thai medicine, Thai massage is believed to have originated over 2,500 years ago in India. Originally developed by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, the physician to Siddhartha Gautama - the Buddha - more than 2,500 years ago in India. Thai massage incorporates a combination of acupressure and yoga like stretching. It is different from most forms of massage in that there is no oil used, the therapist uses a thick mat on the floor and the client remains completely closed throughout the session. It is often described as getting “yoga done to you”. More dynamic and rigorous than your usual massage, limbs and joints are manipulated in a sequence of movements, inspired by yogic asana.
Thai massage pinpoints areas of built-up muscular tension as well as tension in the joints, adding mobility and enhancing the range of movement. This makes Thai massage particularly beneficial to athletes.
In Thailand, it is considered to be energy work rather than bodywork. This is because traditional Thai massage technique works along the intricate network of “sen” (a Thai word meaning pathways or lines) that run throughout the body. It is believed that by physically stimulating the specific acupressure areas, you can help to shift areas of stagnant energy, allowing for a more healthy flow of energy within the body.
As with any expert massage, the release of joint and muscular tension leads to the benefit of an increased sense of well-being, however the acupressure techniques and facets of Chinese medicine employed in Thai massage have additional benefits in terms of releasing nerve tension, freeing energy flow and releasing emotional tension held within the body. The end result is a heightened sense of well-being and optimum relaxation.
Starting April 1st, we are honored to have one of our Team members, Kelly Gaither offer this service at the Space.
the Pricing + Scheduling.
60 minutes ... $65
90 minutes ... $80
120 minutes ... $100
- Add on's +
- Aromatherapy (Diffused + Applied to client) ... +$10
- Additional focused energy work (Crystals, singing bowls, etc.) ...
- - $5/15 minutes - $10/30 minutes
All appointments must be scheduled and prepaid through our MindBody no later than 24 hours prior to appointment time.
If must cancel and it is NOT an emergency, please give a 12 hour notice and you will not be charged a fee.
- Late cancellations + no shows will be charged a fee :
- -1/2 price of session for late cancellation.
- -Full price charged for a no call/ no show.
If you arrive late to your scheduled time, the remaining time will be used to its best advantage.
Kelly Gaither's opening schedule for this offering will be as follows
Schedule through "Appointments" on our mindbody.
the Body Work Do's
DO come to your appointment on an empty stomach.
DO turn off your phone or put it on silent to hold space for yourself.
DO be courteous when scheduling and canceling due to contagious sicknesses and/or acute injury.
DO wear clothing that is comfortable that allows stretching.
DO remove jewelry prior to appointment