You don't need to prepare anything, you just need to be relaxed.
Just provide the space and a clean towel. We’ll bring all the necessary equipment including the disposable bed sheet and the massage oils or creams.
At the moment, we only hire and use local female massage therapists.
They must have a minimum of 3-10 years of experience in massage therapy and are certified in all types of full body massage, foot reflexology, and back, neck, and shoulder massage.
We use only the best massage oil. They're enriched with pure essential oil to provide therapeutic benefits. The oils are blended by hand and bottled in small batches, so you can enjoy the benefits of our products and avoid unnecessary waste.
Our aroma oil blends are catered specifically for individual needs. Please inform us if you suffered from any skin allergies, we will prepare your massage oil using carrier oils only.
For a full list of ingredients, please email or call us and we will happily send the full list to you.
We have a variety of full-body massages that our therapists can provide to fit your needs. These range from traditional Thai massage, relaxing oil massage. Our most popular request is aromatherapy massage (more relaxing) or Deep Tissue (Acupressure/pressure point therapy). Simply let your therapist know what you want and they will create the massage to match your preferences.
If you would like to have more information about what types of massage we offer, please contact us.
If you've never been to a Thai spa, you may wonder how it differs from massage using oil and aromatherapy. Well, there are some similarities between the two techniques, but they also have their unique differences. Besides the use of oil, the focus area of the two massages are different.
It's important to be aware of any specific etiquette that may be associated with your massage. Thai massage focuses on releasing tension using long, light strokes and pressure. Your therapist can use her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches and also applies deep muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure.
An oil/aromatherapy massage is more relaxing than the rest. It combines the relaxing, soothing, kneading techniques of the therapist with the use of aromatherapy oils which make it a more relaxing massage. You will feel the relief during the massage and after.
If you want a Thai massage, you don't have to remove your clothing, but if you want an Oil & Aromatherapy massage, you have to be partially unclothed.
You don't need to take a shower before your massage.
However, you should be clean and well-groomed. If you wear loose-fitting clothes, your therapist won't interfere with her job of giving you a great massage, and you'll be able to move around easily.
If you are experiencing discomfort, ask for more pressure at any time during your treatment. If the pressure is too light, or if we are missing your “right spot” altogether, just speak up and let the therapist know. The therapist will adjust the treatment immediately if you speak up and let them know if the pressure is too light or not. You should communicate with the massage therapist about your preferences and comfort.
However, there is a misconception that massage therapy needs to hurt in order to be effective. A light, gentle touch is what some of the most effective techniques involve. Sometimes too much pressure can cause muscles to tighten further, and detract from the effectiveness of your treatment.
This is an important part of the massage process, and it is completely normal and natural for you to want more or less pressure here and there. Remember... "More Is Not Always Better!" It's only when "better" is good enough that you should worry about "more.
If you feel the need to talk, please do so before or after your session. You will experience the greatest benefits from your session if you just allow yourself to become quiet and relaxed. Which helps your massage therapist focus on providing a great massage!
If you are having a massage, be sure to talk to your massage therapist if you’re in pain, or have any concerns about your massage. Some types of massages work on deeper levels of muscle and tissue, such as deep tissue or sports massage, which require more feedback to make sure the pressure isn't uncomfortable.
It is not necessary to worry about this. This very often happens during a massage and is nothing to be embarrassed about. Just because you are falling asleep during a massage doesn't mean you don't have a good time. In fact, the body knows it's time for repair and rejuvenation and it does what it can to help them make this transition. Take it as a sign that you're enjoying the time you have with your massage.
If you feel comfortable and safe enough, you may return to sleep during your massage. If you feel like you need to stay awake for your massage, we can arrange that as well. We will work with you to make sure that you are comfortable and safe.
After you have received a massage, you may be very relaxed and in need of quiet time to relax and recover. If you are able to sit for a few minutes to get your thoughts together, that would be great. You could also just take a nice walk around the block to relax your muscles and think about how it was.
Or you could get back to work! Many people find that a relaxing massage helps them to get more done during the day. In fact, many business owners say that a weekly or bi-weekly professional massage has a more positive effect on their bottom line than any other single activity they do. Why is this? The answer is simple…stress and tension are the enemies of productivity. A good massage will release all those negative feelings and help you to feel more relaxed and focused.
We have an ethical code of conduct that requires us to make sure boundaries are clear, and massage therapist-client relationships must be kept professional, or be terminated if things become personal.
Also, we have a zero-tolerance policy for sexual advances, innuendo, or inappropriate touching. If this happens during our session, we will end it immediately.
Trigger points are areas in muscles that become tender when pressed. The purpose of a trigger point is to stop pain signals traveling through the muscle. When these trigger points are pressed, they cause pain in other parts of the body, which can be referred to as “secondary pain.” You may not have experienced trigger points before. However, they can be a very common part of your everyday life if you exercise, do sports, or play piano. If you have any type of physical activity that causes tightness or pain in your muscles, you could experience trigger points. For example, if you have a sore back, you may notice that certain movements cause pain in your neck and shoulder. This is likely because of a muscle that is tight and painful. When this muscle is pressed, it can send pain signals to other areas in your body, which can feel like an injury. It is very common for people to have a few trigger points in their back or neck that are tender.
No, it is not okay to offer alcoholic drinks to the massage therapist. A massage is a form of relaxation, and relaxation requires a level of comfort. If you are uncomfortable, you will not be able to relax. You may also have to cancel your appointment if you are too drunk to get in the right frame of mind. It is extremely unprofessional and could get you blacklisted as a client.
Massage therapists are professionals who should be treated with the same level of respect as doctors and lawyers.