Thai Massage is a form of bodywork that combines Ayurveda (a system of medicine from India), Chinese Meridian Medicine, and Buddhist Meditation Practice. It's the most holistic form of bodywork because it treats the body, mind, and spirit. It's also holistic in that it treats fascia, muscle pain and tension, and joint mobility.
It requires years of experience and training to become proficient.
Experience the difference and the long term effects for yourself!
"30 years of shoulder pain is gone since I started Thai Massage treatments with Sophie. She also helped me with an hiatal hernia. Thai Massage has become part of my health care plan. Also, I have learned dietary and lifestyle wisdom that has been very helpful. Thai Massage with Sophie is not just a massage, it's part of holistic healthcare."
Relieve Pain with Stretching & Alignment
Your body will be moved and stretched in every direction and in many different poses similar to a Yoga Class. By stretching the muscles and fascia, posture (aka alignment) is improved and pain is relieved. Clients often leave feeling taller!
Deep Pressure, No Pain
Pressure is applied using thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet. You wear comfy cloths you can move in for privacy but also so the therapist can apply direct pressure without a slipping action. This is an effective deep tissue massage without pain or friction that can cause inflammation.
Thai Massage moves the lymph and blood and restores circulation to deeply detox your tissues. TM uses acupressure, fascia release, and trigger point therapy within the traditional Thai Massage Technique.
For Athletes, People with Mobility Issues, & Inactive folks!
TM can be the difference between suffering and relief. We tend to move in habitual ways but our body needs to move in every direction. Once movement has been restored, you feel relaxed, more flexible, and more at ease in the body and the mind. A tense body equals a stress out mind. Many clients report a very good nights sleep!
Increases Bone Strength
TM has been clinically shown to increase the body's uptake of calcium to the bones. Thai Massage is very effective in stimulating the body's immune response and internal organ functions.
Stress causes disease. Most people breathe in a way that creates stress. Right now, check if your tongue is pressed against your teeth or upper palate. If so, you are in fight or flight due to an improper breathing pattern. I address this problem that effects all aspects of your body's functions in the first session.