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Dominick Martino, Bodywork / Movement Training

Traditional Thai Massage

Blending Tradition with Science

 
"The massages you give are the best I've had." - Linda, St. Davids
 

Traditional Thai Massage is one of the ancient healing arts of traditional Thai medicine.  It is a massage like no other.  The therapist uses a series of palm, finger, thumb, elbow, knee or foot compressions in a rhythmic acupressure-like application along Sen (energy) lines and combines them with passive yoga-like stretching (your body is guided into a stretch thus minimizing your effort).  Traditionally these Sen lines were considered 'energy' lines.  In modern science, this 'energy' has been defined as 'bioelectric, biomagnetic, biomechanical, and bioacoustic signals moving through collagen fibres, ground substance, and associated layers of water molecules’; in other words Fascia.

I use a Myofascial approach to this traditional modality.  As always, sessions are tailored to the needs of the individual and the goals set out before the session.  I will sometimes use Deep Tissue, Soft Tissue, Trigger Point or Myoskeletal Alignment techniques within a Traditional Thai Massage.  Traditionally a  Thai Massage session could last up to 3 or 4 hours!  Today a 90 minute session is typical and the preferred length though a 60 minute session is sometimes appropriate.

It is a powerful approach that leads to many benefits. Muscle tension is reduced, mobility is improved, and a sense of balance and peace is very common.  This is an outstanding treatment and few people can accurately describe the bliss they feel afterward.  Plan to wear comfortable loose fitting clothing for this session.

  • 60 min - $105
  • 90 min - $140

 

 

* Discounts on packages of massage and bodywork services are intended to encourage clients with chronic issues to receive regular bodywork in order to resolve their issues.  A package of five massages is to be used within six (6) months.  If there is a remainder of massages after a six month period a discount will not apply and the client will be charged the full amount for the remaining sessions.  Packages can not be used as gift certificates and are only to be used within a household.  Thank you for your understanding.

Provide Relief

Traditional Thai massage has been shown to provide the following benefits:

  • Increase mobility
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Improved sleep
  • Relief from Back strain, chronic back pain, low back pain, thoracic back pain
 
  • Reduced stress
  • Improved posture
  • Enhanced relaxation
  • Headache relief