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Thai Massage

Touch is a necessary part of our lives and is a key element in both our physical and mental health. In today’s fast paced life, we often tend to lose touch with our mind and body and even others. Thai yoga massage (also known as Thai yoga therapy) is graced by divine life force. An exchange of energies take place during the practice. These therapy sessions are a continuous ongoing learning process for the giver and a receiver. Unconditional loving touch (known as Metta) creates a great possibility in people to experience healing, well-being and meditative state of body and mind. The results are both immediate and long-lasting.

Thai yoga massage is a holistic bodywork modality rooted in the idea that all true healing comes from within. This ancient therapeutic practice is said to pre-date Buddha, and includes acupressure, muscle compression, joint mobilization, assisted yoga postures, energy work and breath control to treat the body on a physical and energetic level. In this practice, our aim is to move stagnant energies and healing blockages while releasing physical and mental tension to increase well-being and mind-body connection.

One receives many of the same benefits of yoga, massage, and energy work. More specifically, one could experience flexibility, inner organ massage, oxygenation of blood, stress reduction, improved circulation, increased energy, movement of fluids, increased flexibility and range of motion and centering of the mind and body. By aligning the energies of the body, one often feels relaxed, energized and nurtured.

Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage

Unlike classic bodywork therapy applied for relaxation, deep tissue massage targets specific and often chronic areas of tension along the connective tissue of the body. While some of the strokes are similar to those used in classic bodywork therapy, the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper in order to unravel the tension and knots that plague the deeper layers of connective tissue.

Deep tissue massage is especially helpful for:

  • Chronically tense and contracted areas (stiff necks, low back tightness, sore shoulders)
  • Limited mobility
  • Injury recovery (whiplash, falls, sports injury)
  • Repetitive strain (carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Postural problems
  • Osteoarthritis pain
  • Fibromyalgia

Swedish massage is based on Western concepts of anatomy and physiology. It promotes relaxation, eases muscle tension, and generates numerous health benefits. In all styles of Swedish bodywork, the therapist lubricates the skin and performs various strokes that warm up and move the muscle tissue. This technique releases tension and breaks up the superficial muscle “knots” leaving you feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

In short, deep tissue bodywork will apply more pressure than Swedish massage, but either way, the end result is pain relief, relaxation and better movement.

Let Sanctuary’s expert massage therapists set your body free! For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 443.438.3566 or email [email protected].

Deep Tissue & Swedish Massage

  • New Clients: Deep Tissue Massage 60 Minutes $75
  • Standard Deep Tissue Massage 60 Minutes $90
  • Extended Deep Tissue Massage 90 Minutes $130
  • Swedish Massage 60 Minutes $80

Thai Massage

  • New Clients: Thai Massage 60 Minutes $60
  • New Clients: Thai Massage 90 Minutes $90
  • Standard Thai Massage 60 Minutes $90
  • Extended Thai Massage 90 Minutes $120