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Discover the Benefits of Thai Massage

By Terrah Banakas

In addition to the extensive menu of massage types I already offer, and with the ultimate goal of meeting the diverse goals of all of my clients, I’m pleased to announce that I will begin offering authentic Thai Massage to my growing list of massage services beginning in December.

Most of us are familiar with the “Swedish” form of massage popular in the west, involving the application of either a lotion or oil to the recipient’s skin to aid in the massage of soft tissue for the purpose of relaxation. While popular, some people are uncomfortable with this and other popular massage styles for several reasons: the use of oil or lotion, the removal of most of the recipient’s personal clothing, and the need to be alone with a massage therapist that they may be unfamiliar with.

Thai Massage is different, and for that reason I’m confident that a growing number of people will discover the wellness benefits available from the art of massage and the positive impact it can have on one’s life. Thai Massage is performed on a mat on the floor or very low table. It’s often described as a form of “passive yoga” or “passive stretching.” The recipient remains fully clothed in loose fitting clothing such as sweatpants and t-shirt. No oils or lotions are used.

Earlier I used the word “authentic” to describe the type of Thai Massage I’ll be offering. Because of my deep commitment to all my clients to provide the highest level of professional massage services available, I’ve made the decision to personally travel to Thailand for my training, where this form of massage is embraced by the traditional Thai medical community as a legitimate medical discipline for the treatment of a wide variety of ailments. After completing my training, I’ll remain for an additional week to further enhance my skill level.

I’ll be traveling to Thailand to begin my training in November, and I invite all of you to visit my website to follow my progress during my training.

For those who would like to discover the benefits of an authentic Thai Massage or would like to introduce a friend or a loved one to Thai Massage, I’d encourage you to purchase a gift certificate for the holidays on my website for either a Thai Massage or other massage service.

Massage by Terrah Banakas

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