Im is a Traditional Thai massage expert and a Thai massage Teacher based in the UK, she has qualified Nuad Thai (Thai Massage) instructor & specialist training by the Union of Thai traditional Medicine Society Training Certified, Im has also qualified the Beauty Therapy Qualification from Leeds City College. 

All of our massage therapists are closely trained by Im, to ensure the hightest standard in all of our services.

Shivago Komarpaj (หมอชีวกโกมารภัจจ์)  the founder of Thai medical massage, Who was the Buddha's physician over 2560 years ago

Benefits you could gain from Traditional Thai  Massage

1. Reduces Muscle Tension & Spasms

The applied pressing technique utilised in Thai massage pinpoints areas of built-up muscular tension. Thai massage employs targets specific areas with applied pressure, to release tension so that muscles may be further manipulated lengthened effectively, making it highly beneficial in alleviating muscle spasms. Acupressure techniques and principles are used to target key energy points in the body, which correspond to the wider anatomy.

2. Mobilises the Joints

The use of yoga-style manipulation releases tension in the joints, adding mobility and enhancing the range of movement. Thai massage can effectively help increase joint mobility and range of movement, particularly after a series of treatments. A reduction in joint pain and an increase in suppleness and enhanced flexibility can be gained from Thai massage.

3. Improves blood Circulation

The rigorous nature of Thai massage and it's multifaceted method - incorporating touch, muscular and skeletal manipulation, and acupressure - effectively boosts the circulation via a series of techniques.

4. Balances and Increases Energy

Thai massage technique works along the energy meridians of the body; it is believed that by physically stimulating the specific areas of the meridians, you can help to shift areas of stagnant energy, allowing for a more healthy flow of energy. Thai massage will work to manipulate these meridians until it feels that the energy is sufficiently released. After this, the therapist will begin the stretching element of the massage.

5. Can Treat Sciatica, Headaches & Neck Pain

The use of acupressure, joint manipulation and release of energy meridian flows all work in combination to release tension, ease nerve irritation, and alleviate pain. The way in which Thai massage combines a multitude of techniques allows it to target underlying dysfunction contributing to symptoms of pain in a holistic and highly effective manner. 

6. Reduces Stress

Thai massage has been found to markedly reduce stress, and enhance a sense of overall wellbeing.

Precautions and Contraindications

 

We reserve the right to refuse treatments if we believe there could be a risk.


Should you have any concerns please consult your doctor and ask their advice before seeking Thai massage therapy treatment.
 

The following conditions are contraindicated:

  • Sharp pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness to the arms or the legs

  • Fever over 38.5 C

  • Hypertension, headache, nausea or vomiting

  • Recent (less than 1 month) surgery

  • Severe osteoporosis

  • Communicable diseases e.g. influenza, tuberculosis

  • Massage in the lower abdomen region is contraindicated for pregnant women

  • Fresh wounds, open wounds or recent injury

  • Vascular problems

  • Serious joint or bone problems broken bone, dislocation

  • Skin diseases or infections

  • Deep vein thrombosis

  • Burns

  • Inflammation

  • Cancer

 

Other areas of caution for the client.

  • Patients with vascular disease

  • High blood pressure, headache, nausea or vomiting.

  • Patients with osteoporosis or bone problems.

  • Joint dislocation.

  • Areas of the body where metal pins, steel plates, screws or prosthetic points have been inserted.

  • Areas where wounds are not completely healed

  • Broken skin

  • Skin grafts