Thai Massage Therapy

Thai massage

Thai massage is a type of ancient bodywork practiced throughout Thailand that incorporates elements of massage and yoga-like postures to relax and balance the body. Unlike Western table massage, Thai massage is performed on a floor mat with the receiver fully-clothed and no oils or lotions are used. Static and rhythmic compressions are combined with assisted stretches to relax muscle tissue and increase flexibility. For this reason, Thai massage is often called “Thai yoga” or “lazy man’s yoga”.

Thai massage is great for everyone, but especially beneficial to those looking to increase their flexibility and range of motion. This often includes athletes and people with limited flexibility due to extensive time at a desk or driving.

Common Questions

What is Thai massage?

Thai massage is a form of bodywork that actually originated in India but is now commonly practiced throughout Thailand. It differs from western forms of massage in that it is performed on a floor mat (instead of a on a massage table) and the receiver remains completely clothed. It consists primarily of static and rhythmic compressions and assisted stretches. Thai massage is often referred to as “Thai yoga” or “lazy man’s yoga” because of this.

Who is Thai massage good for?

The short answer is “everyone”, but I often recommend Thai massage to athletes and anyone else looking for increased flexibility and range of motion.

What should I wear?

Comfortable clothes that you can easily move in. Yoga or exercise clothes are great. (Denim is not.)

 

Thai Massage Posts


Session TimeRate
60 minutes$85
90 minutes$120
120 minutes$155

 

Thai Massage Therapist

William Mathis, Massage TherapistWilliam’s background combines eastern and western, ancient and modern, holistic and scientific. His signature style of massage incorporates elements of shiatsu, Thai massage, sports massage, deep tissue, and myofascial therapy.