Ayurvedic Deep Tissue Massage London
A Deep Tissue Massage London
at Thai-vedic Massage begins with the therapist and client taking three deep breaths together to aid relaxation and prepare for the massage. Hot organic coconut oil is then applied to the back. The therapist then begins the massage routine using slow deep strokes up one side of the back using first their palms, then, knuckles. The intensity increases as the therapist then uses first one forearm at a time and then both forearms alternately to apply deep pressure to the erector spinae, deltoid and rhomboid muscles of the back and shoulders.
Deep Tissue Massage London
Finally the elbow is used first in short deep strokes, then in two long slow strokes all the way alongside the spine from the lower back to the neck and from the neck to the lower back.
After massaging each side of the back its then the turn of your shoulders and arms to get some attention: beginning with strong massage stokes along the trapezius muscle (that muscle at the top of your shoulders). These days, with many people spending long hours in front of a computer, driving a vehicle or lifting small children, shoulder muscles can develop painful knots. Knots are basically parts of the muscle that has contracted and has got stuck in that contracted position. Deep repetitive massage techniques can help the muscle to relax and reduce the shoulder pain caused by these knots.
To help break down these knots our therapists use their fingers, then their thumbs, knuckles, forearms and finally their elbows to loosen up the tangled muscle fibres, first of the shoulder then the neck. Next comes some stretches of the shoulder blades and deep massage strokes on the arms, again using first palms, then knucles, then forearms.
After massaging both sides of the back, both shoulders and arms, exfoliating calamus powder is applied to the back and arms. A vigorous back scrub is followed by deeply relaxing figure of eight strokes: from the lower back, across the spine and around the shoulder, then the same on the other side of the back and opposite shoulder. More figure of eight strokes are applied over the entire back, then around the shoulders.
The back massage is completed with the application of a hot wet towel to the back and shoulders. Thai massage palming and squeezing techniques of the erector spinae muscles are used through the hot towel, as well as strong pinches of the Rhomboid muscles, rhythmic manipulation of the spine, and if required, Thai yoga rotations of the shoulder joint and/or stretches of the lower back muscles
Another hot towel is used to cleanse and refresh the feet before more hot oil is applied to the legs. Strong strokes that increase in intensity, with first the palms, then knuckles, forearms and elbows, are used to massage the calf muscles, hamstrings, IT bands and quadricep muscles of both legs. Thai style yogic stretches of the ankle, knee and hip joints help to loosen up any stiffness in your joints.
The massage continues with a stomach and chest massage (men only for chest massage: stomach massage can be included for female clients on request), and ends with a face, head, neck and shoulder massage using our heavenly iMantara
massage oils (we alternate between: a blend of Rachawadee - which means the ‘King of Flowers ‘ in the Thai language – Citrus and Bergamot oils; a sensual blend of Thai Jasmine, Sweet Almond and Safflower oils; and a Andaman blend of Cardomam, Myrrh, Rosewood and Sandalwood oils).
Thai- vedic massage’s Abhyanga therapists Clara Gomez and Stephen Nock both trained in Ayurvedic Deep Tissue Massage at Rasovai
N.B. The masssage routine may vary depending on the therapist you have booked with or can be tailored to your particular needs - for example if your main problem areas are your back and shoulders we can spend the whole time (in a 60 or 90 minute massage) working only on your back shoulders and arms.