Traditional Thai Massage

Traditional Thai Massage is an ancient therapeutic practice incorporating a blend of techniques to work through the five layers of the body; skin, tissues, trenches ( previously referred to as ‘sen’ or energy lines), bones and organs. Restrictions in these layers can create dis-ease, pain and restricted movement.

All sessions are bespoke so you might receive work only on the area causing you discomfort or the session could be more general. Thai massage theory also works with the elements and the massage techniques combine to bring the body mind into a more balanced state of being.

Therapeutic Thai massage techniques include some of the following; skin warming, compressions, beating, rolling, plucking, thumbing, stroking, joint mobilisation exercises, traction, assisted progressive stretching or maybe stimulating energy points. Joe uses her hands, thumbs, feet, elbows to apply pressure in a gentle yet deep way some sessions may also include oil work. You are always able to indicate if the pressure becomes too strong.

Steamy Thai herbal compresses

If you are experiencing pain or long held areas of tension you may choose to include the use of steamy Thai herbal compresses which are applied through clothes and or direct to the skin. The warmth feels soothing and the medicinal herbs nourish the skin layer preparing the tissues for deeper work especially if you are presenting with areas of long held tension. As well as the aroma smelling divine the herbs can help to cleanse your sinuses and lungs. Extra charge £10

Most treatments take place on a warm floor based futon mattress occasionally on the massage table. You are invited to be a ‘rag doll’ and to allow Joe to work on the identified treatment area/s. You can then gift your body and mind time to slow down and “go within”, to surrender to the treatment. There is the space for quiet inner reflection as the Massage takes place either in silence or with gentle music some clients feel like it is a“meditation in motion”. 

Calm Works @ The Loft, York

Calm Works @ The Loft, York

Regular clients benefit from an increase in flexibility/ mobility, a reduction or removal of pain and feeling generally lighter in body, mind and spirit. It can soothe and restore, create harmony and transform!

Feel free to contact Joe at if you have any questions or to book yourself in.

Initial session 30 mins £50  60 mins £75  90 mins £105 mins  includes a full consultation (up to 30 minutes)

Then subsequent sessions mini consultation (10-15mins) plus massage time

pay on the day                         30 mins £35  60 mins £60  90 mins £90

monthly massage scheme    30 mins £32  60 mins £55  90 mins £83 min of 3 months, payment via BACS in first week of the month

Gift Vouchers can also be purchased for any value and are valid for six months so they can be used both pre and post birth making them an ideal and appreciated gift!

Contra- indications for Thai Yoga Massage/ Thai Massage

It is generally suitable for everyone, including the very young and the very elderly. However, it should be avoided if you have osteoporosis or very brittle bones; spinal fusions or artificial hip, knee or elbow joints; phlebitis, haemophilia or lymphatic cancer. If you have high blood pressure or heart problems, it will probably be better if you consult with your GP as you may need a referral from them before booking in a Thai Massage with Joe.

Contact Joe if you have any questions or to book in.

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