The Wembley Club is excited to announce that we now offer Thai Massage Appointments. Appointments can be made in 60, 90, and 120 minute increments.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I wear for my appointment?
First off, what to wear during the massage. It is suggested that you wear comfortable clothing, clothing that you are able to stretch in and feel relaxed.
What is Thai Massage?
Thai Massage, or Thai Yoga Massage, is a traditional modality practiced in Thailand for centuries. Based on Ayurvedic medicine and yoga, this art form has been handed down for 2,200 years. In Thailand, people regularly receive this treatment as a type of maintenance to stay healthy. Thai Massage is a form of energy work and a component of Thai medicine. In Thailand, it is used to treat various illnesses and dis-ease.
What Happens During a Massage?
A complete Thai massage includes acupressure, energy meridian work, and yoga-like stretching for an invigorating experience. Thai massage is different from other forms of massage in that there is little to no oil used, and that the masseur uses a mattress on the floor (instead of a table). You remain clothed throughout the session. In Thai work, one will experience more stretching of limbs and acupressure and not as much sweeping muscular work, as in a relaxation massage. It is often described as “assisted yoga” or having someone “do yoga to you”. It has also been described as a flowing dance between masseur and client, particularly when the client completely lets go, allowing his/her body to be passive while it is being moved around.
What Does a Thai Massage Help?
Thai massage improves circulation, flexibility, and muscle tone, complimenting any exercise routine. The acupressure and stretching is very helpful to those who are stiff, sore, and tired from over-exertion in work, sports, or arthritis and other disorders. As a result, it relaxes sore tense muscles, and helps mobilize joints that have lost their range of motion. It also encourages lymphatic function, strengthening the immune system. Thai massage will stimulate the mind and body, promoting the body’s own healing ability. One can receive all of the benefits of yoga or Tai Chi within a Thai massage.
Who Can Receive a Thai Massage?
Anyone can receive Thai massage! The massage can be done according to your own needs and flexibility. Just be sure to indicate in advance of ANY sensitivities, injuries, or conditions you have. Also, communication is KEY. Feel free to indicate when you need more or less pressure or stretch.