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FAQ's & Aftercare

Aftercare advice

In order to gain the most benefit from your treamtent we recommen that you do the following

* Increase your water intake in order to help  your body in it's detoxification process

* Have a suitable rest period

* cut down on your tea/coffee/caffine/alcohol intake


You may also notice some reactions such as feeling weepy or emotional due to the release of tension, warm due to increased circulation, increased unrination due to the release of toxins, aches or soreness.  Some of these can be unpleasant but will be shortlived and you will be left with pleasant feelings.




What is Thai massage?


Thai Massage is relatively new to modern spas, but it was actually developed by Buddhist monks in Thailand as a healing modality 2,500 years ago. Thai massage uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle and joint tension and balance the body’s energy systems. Thai massage is both deeply relaxing and energizing.

Thai massage takes place on a mat on the floor, and you wear loose fitting clothing during your Thai massage. You start by laying on your back, and the therapist uses gentle compression and stretching techniques to open up your body, beginning with you legs. Some people say Thai massage is a little like doing yoga without any effort, because the therapist will push your body into various positions without any work on your part.

Thai massage has its roots in a spiritual tradition, and its purpose is to heal a person physically, emotionally and spiritually. It should not be confused with sensual massage.


What is a Four-Hands massage?

In a four-hands massage, two therapists work on one client, often using synchronised moves. A four-hands massage can be like experiencing two full body massages at the same time. Good massage therapists will use the client’s body as a form of canvas onto which they choreograph slow, detailed moves of varying paces and pressures. There are a number of different styles of four-hand massage. Four-hand massage is generally more expensive than other forms of massage, since two therapists must be compensated for their time and skill. Not all spas offer this service; if it is something that you want, do a search to find a spa that performs it.  

Why get a Four-Hands Massage?

When two therapists and four hands hit your body, your mind reacts differently. At first you might find yourself trying to keep track of the therapists, where each one is and what each one is doing, struggling to keep it all in a very logical order in your head. But very quickly your brain realises it’s not sure who is doing what, and gives up control. This is a powerful treatment for anyone who has a hard time letting go during treatments.