- 45 Minute $60- $80
- 60 Minute $80-$100
- 75 Minute $100-$120
You decide what you can afford, no questions asked.
(Prices listed above are before GST.)
Note: We cannot provide a medical receipt for this service as it is not listed under the scope of RMT's practice, please see the "Registered Massage Therapy" page for services covered under health insurance.
What is Thai Massage?
Thai massage is a branch of traditional Thai medicine, treating individuals by addressing the physical and energetic body. It has resemblances to deep tissue massage and assisted yoga stretching. The massage has a full body sequence of slow, rhythmic compressions, therapeutic pressure points and gentle stretches. The intent of the massage is to free blockages and stagnation in the energy lines (Sen Sib) affecting the underlying life force (Prana) in the body. Thai massage is connected to Buddhism, traditionally it is practiced to cultivate the “four divine states of consciousness”; Metta, Karuna, Mudita, Upekkha for both the receiver and the giver to have a healing experience.
- Metta: the desire to make others happy and to show loving kindness
- Karuna: compassion for all who suffer and a desire to ease their suffering
- Mudita: rejoicing with those who have good fortune and never feeling envy
- Upekkha: regarding one’s fellow people without prejudice or preference
Removing Prana Blockages:
The philosophy of Thai massage is similar to Ayurvedic massage, where for optimal health the flow of life force needs to move freely in the energy (Sen Sib) channels of the body. This life energy in Thai massage is called, "Prana" or "Lom Pran" translating to "the wind of life."
Blockages occur where Prana is stuck/obstructed in passing though Sen Sib pathways (similar to nerves or meridians). This obstruction can occur from tense/ shortened muscles, anxiety, worry, body toxins, emotional tension or the nervous system not functioning properly. When blockages are present, the essential life force has difficulty nourishing the body through the Sen Sib pathways, overtime this can lead to disease and chronic pain. Thai massage and Sen Sib theory involve the release of blockages in the body, enabling Prana to carry out its function in healing physical diseases. Since the Sen Sib are the main energy lines in the body they need regular maintenance to avoid any blockages or stagnation. The enhanced energy flow in the body has the ability to lessen or alleviate conditions such as headaches, dysmenorrhea, constipation, indigestion, stress, allergies, insomnia and arthritis.
Benefits of Thai Massage
- Reduce and relieves stress and anxiety, calms the mind
- Feeling energetically balanced, rejuvenated and cleared of emotional blockages
- Strengthen immune system, balance of life energy, detoxification of the body
- Improves blood circulation, venous blood return and organ function
- Improves posture and balance
- Muscle relaxation, increasing the length of muscles and improving flexibility
- Reduce stiffness of joints, increase mobility
- Relieve pain, sprains and inflammation of the muscles, tendon and joints
Before your appointment
- Wear loose, comfortable clothes, we also have bathroom you can use to change into your comfy clothes.
- The receiver will be lying on a futon mat on the floor and the giver will use their feet and hands to apply controlled pressure.
- Do not eat a large meal 1-2 hours before your massage.
Ancient Thai Massage, Healing with Life Force- Jan Chaithavuthi & Kanchanoo Muangsiri