Thai massage combines:
focused and sustained pressure on muscles and along sen (energy) lines using thumbs, palms, elbows and knees
passive stretching and mobilising (sometimes described as having 'yoga done to you') that works with your breath
Thai massage releases muscular tension, reduces stress and builds fitness. Like yoga, it can produce a range of physiological and emotional effects:
release mental and emotional tension
relieve tension in knotted muscles
increase feeling of support, strength and relaxation
improve flexibility and range of movement
reduce inflammation, pain and stiffness
Common problems addressed by Thai massage are:
stress and general fatigue
muscle tightness, aching and inflexibililty
ankle strains/sprains and lower leg stiffness
lower back pain
hip and leg pain
abdominal pain and stomach problems
neck stiffness and related headaches
To allow for maximum movement and benefit, it is important to wear loose, comfortable and non-shiny / non-slippy clothing.
It is best not to eat a large meal before a massage.
What to expect
Thai massage treatments are fully-clothed, without the use of oils and usually take place on a dense cotton mat on the floor. The massage can be done whilst you are lying on your front, back, side and / or sitting and can be adapted to take place on a table or chair.
A session lasts between 45 - 120 minutes and can include the full body or focus upon particular areas of tension. The first session is usually a little longer than any follow-on sessions, as it includes time for a chat about your health and lifestyle, as well as how you would like to benefit from the session.
Location, cost & bookings
Sessions are available at Swansea Wellbeing Centre* on Friday afternoons and at other locations by arrangement (other locations, including home visits, incur a surcharge of £10 per session).
Sessions at Swansea Wellbeing Centre cost:
* 45 minutes - £25
* 90 minutes - £45
* 120 minutes - £60
Current offers on Thai massage:
* 3 x 45 minutes - £70 (save £5)
* 3 x 90 minutes - £125 (save £10)
* 3 x 120 minutes - £165 (save £15)
Gift vouchers available.
Please enquire about concessionary rates if the cost is prohibitive. Sessions need to be booked via email, text, or calling on or 07814 551560
*Swansea Wellbeing Centre
Can be found on the corner of Walter Road and Burman Street, with the main entrance located in Burman Street, SA1 5PQ. There is parking a short walk away in the residential streets nearby. In the late afternoons, evenings and the weekends, there is bountiful parking on Walter Road.