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You should expect a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. The massage itself requires smooth and comfortable movement, so loose and flexible clothing like pajamas or Yoga attire is recommended. You can also change into the spa attire that we provide. The massage is done on a floor mattress that allows for maximum comfort and mobility during the session. You may be positioned in a variety of Yoga-like positions during the session of the massage that compliment the deep, rhythmic pressures administered to your preference. At the end of the massage you will feel completely relaxed and refreshed.
Western massage styles (popularized by the Swiss massage) often use gliding, tapping, vibration, friction, and kneading in its techniques in order to promote relaxation and free motion to relieve muscle tension. Additional Western massage techniques include deep tissue massage, myofascial release, sports massage, soft tissue massage, and trigger point therapy.

Like Traditional Thai Yoga massages, Chaan Thai massages are performed on a comfortable floor mat to promote maximum mobility, allowing the practitioner to utilize their body weight for various massage techniques. A focal point in Chaan Thai massages are identifying a person’s meridian, or “sen,” lines. By applying special techniques that stimulates and soothes these points, a practitioner is able to positively affect other areas of the body. This work is done in conjunction with stretching techniques that has the Thai massage practitioner utilizing their hands, elbows, knees, or feet throughout the massage. Thai-style massage practitioners apply advanced and varied movements such as pressure, rocking, rolling, and striking—with more vigor than the Western counterpart. Another difference is that no oils are required for Chaan Thai massages, so guests are fully clothed.
For a first appointment, we suggest a 90-minute Healing Art of Chaan Thai Therapy session. It combines gentle rocking along with deep stretching movements and compression of the spine to help improve flexibility and invigorate the body by stimulating blood circulation and reducing the tension in the back. The 90-minute session provides longer-lasting relief and helps alleviate certain chronic conditions (see additional information about the benefits of massage therapy.
The Chaan Thai Herbal Poultice Massage lasts between 90 and 120 minutes that is performed in a similar fashion as the Chaan Thai Yoga Massage, but applies hot compresses, or “poultices,” filled with a special selection of herbs and spices. The compresses are then applied to specific points of the body, releasing heat and herbal residue to relieve stress and fatigue as well as provide relief for general muscle pain, improve and stimulate the lymphatic system, and increase blood flow. Specific herbs are used in the compresses to match the conditions being targeted.
The Chaan Thai Reflexology Foot Massage focuses on applying pressure to particular areas on the soles of your feet. The therapist uses their hands, fingers, thumbs, knuckles, and a wooden stick in conjunction with lotion or oil. This practice has been used as a therapeutic procedure in Thailand for thousands of years and remains popular today. The technique used by Chaan Thai is a marriage between the ancient healing arts of reflexology, Chinese Tuina, Japanese Shiatsu, and Indian Ayurvedi Yoga. The result is the freeing of blocked energy along the body’s many sen lines to produce a deep feeling of balance, relaxation, and well-being.
Chaan Thai Yoga Massage offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee as a demonstration of our commitment to you. We are proud of our highly qualified professional massage practitioners and are confident in their abilities. If you are not happy with your treatment, you do not pay for it. It’s a simple, but essential policy that we believe has allowed us to consistently deliver quality service and build a solid reputation in the community.