What is Thai Massage?
Thai massage is a full-body, clothed massage that includes the use of a variety of stretching, trigger-point, and movement techniques. Thai massage is performed on a large, padded floor mat, and techniques are adjusted to the client’s comfort level and movement capacity.
Thai massage therapy helps patients relax, alleviate pain, and improve mobility. Overall, it can be part of personal self-care to manage stress, fatigue, anxiety and depression. Regular massage promotes overall health and wellness.
HOW IS THAI MASSAGE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER TYPES?
No oil is required in a Thai massage, so you may remain fully clothed. Rather than just using hands, fists, forearms and elbows, a Thai massage therapist may use legs and feet during the massage, so the floor mat allows for this flexibility.
IS THAI MASSAGE COVERED UNDER MOST HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES?
Some insurance companies with flexible health care plans may be able to cover Thai Massage. Although she is certified in Thai Massage, Emily is not an RMT. It's best to consult with your insurance provider.
Emily helps individuals who suffer from chronic pain, and those whose limited movement is affecting their ability to experience life the way they want to. She helps clients improve their health through functional/real-life training, conscious approaches to nutrition, prioritizing rest/sleep, valuing community, and caring for their mental well-being. Emily takes an evidence-based approach to coaching while recognizing and incorporating the complexities and unpredictability of day-to-day life, to every individual’s unique situation.
Emily's ongoing journey to heal chronic pain has led her to explore many modalities from martial arts, to cold therapy, and to even barefoot approaches to foot health. She believes in fostering a culture of curiosity, learning, and openness to new ideas to help her clients reach their full health potential.