Thai Massage

thai massage at thrive massage and bodywork ann arbor
thai massage at thrive massage and bodywork ann arbor

Thai Massage is an ancient healing modality that integrates elements of acupressure, assisted yoga postures, Ayurveda, and meditation. Cassie will guide you through a series of movements and stretches while you remain fully clothed. Comfortable, flexible clothing is recommended for your Thai session. Please read on for more detail.

Cassie completed her Thai massage training at the Bodhi Sangha School of Thai Massage in Gainesville, FL, under the instruction of master teacher, Ariela Grodner. Cassie feels so grateful and honored to share this ancient healing modality as part of her bodywork practice. Thai massage was the first professional massage she had ever received and it was life-changing for her. She invites you to try a Thai massage at Thrive!

 What makes Thai Massage different than traditional massage?

One of the biggest differences between a Thai massage and a traditional massage is simply the lack of needing a massage table. A Thai massage takes place on a soft floor mat and requires more movement than a traditional massage. Thai massage aims to relieve joint and muscle pain through a series of stretches using your entire body.

You will notice how your body is gently held in specific positions to enhance relaxation, stretch, full body awareness, and deeper breathing. You will often feel contact with the Thai therapist because they use their body to support you through various positions.

Should I get a deep tissue or Thai massage?

There are benefits to both – and if you like deeper work with relaxation mixed in then we recommend that you try both and alternate between them. If you are craving a traditional massage then we recommend scheduling a deep-tissue therapeutic massage. If you are working through acute or chronic pain issues, a sports injury, general tightness, or stress – we definitely recommend you schedule a Thai Massage. You will breathe better and move better with energy boosts and improved circulation. And if you have an area that needs deep attention, Cassie can handle that for you during the Thai session by utilizing acupressure compression points and trigger point release – similar to traditional massage.

Thai massage comes with a number of proven health benefits:

  • Aids deep relaxation. A Thai massage is incredibly relaxing …
  • Improved cardiovascular health…
  • Stress relief…
  • Improved quality of sleep…
  • Headache relief…
  • Reduced muscle tension…
  • Improved athletic performance.

Do I leave my clothes on for a Thai Massage?

You will remain fully clothed for the Thai Massage, so you should wear clothing that is comfortable and can stretch easily. We recommend either leggings, sweatpants, and a tank top or t-shirt.

Should I feel sore after a Thai Massage?

It’s normal to feel sore after a massage. After stimulating muscles that you may not usually use, you might experience delayed onset muscle soreness. This is a physical response to the inflammation as your body heals. This can happen if your muscles aren’t accustomed to massage.

Does a Thai Massage Therapist require extra training?

Yes! Finding high-quality Thai Massage in Ann Arbor isn’t easy. We recommend that before you book that you seek out properly trained Thai practitioners in Ann Arbor to ensure that you receive the best care. We are thrilled to offer Thai Massage here at Thrive and we are also happy to refer you out to other studios as well.