With Suzanne McCafferty
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Fee for 60 minute session: $80.00 plus HST
Fee for 90 minute session: $110.00 plus HST
Thai massage is a mix of deep pressure and assisted yoga, this modality can be a powerful change from your traditional Swedish massage if you are particularly stiff. Thai massage is performed while you are fully clothed, on a padded floor mat.
Massages are often used to relieve and protect against stress-related health issues. Further, Thai massage is also said to boost energy, improve range of motion, flexibility, benefit or ameliorate many different health problems such as;
- Relieve tension headaches
- Reduce some types of back pain
- Relieve muscle pain
- Relieve joint stiffness and pain
- Stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage
- Calm the nervous system
Thai massage employs stretching, pulling, and rocking techniques to relieve tension, enhance flexibility and range of motion by using hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches while applying deep muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure. It is sometimes called the “lazy person’s yoga” and according to ancient Asian culture, treats the subtle energetic field within the body. With this modality’s focus on circulation and pressure points it corrects blockages, deficiencies, and imbalances in the flow of this energy, which is believed to improve the recipient’s internal health as well as muscular flexibility.
- Bring or wear loose, comfortable clothing to the massage.
- Don’t eat a heavy meal before a massage.
- If it’s your first time receiving a Thai massage at the studio, arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete the necessary forms and change. Otherwise, arrive at least five minutes early so you can have time to change before starting the massage.
- Special caution for individuals with health conditions such as disk herniation, osteoporosis, recent surgery, or cardiovascular disease
- Massage shouldn’t be done over bruises, inflamed or weak skin, unhealed or open wounds, skin rash, tumors, abdominal hernia, or recent fractures
- Pregnant women should check with their doctor first before a Thai massage
If the above conditions apply it may be a good idea to check with your healthcare provider to discuss if this treatment is appropriate for you.
ABOUT SUZANNE MCCAFFERTY
Suzanne’s yoga journey began in 2006 when she instantly fell in love with how the practice of Yoga allowed mind, body and soul to harmoniously unite. She found a regular yoga practice to be the perfect counterbalance to the busy lives we all live. After attending many classes she heeded to the call to teach.
Having studied under experts David Swensen and Beryl Bender Birch, she completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training certification. Suzanne has also completed the Radiant Child Yoga Program and is certified as a Therapeutic Yoga Specialist.
In the more recent years Suzanne has expanded her skills by becoming certified to teach Pilates and offer Thai Massages. Through this training, as well as the experience gained in the classroom, she has the necessary tools to provide each student with proper alignment and intelligent class sequencing. Her experience ranges from teaching more relaxing restorative yoga to very vigorous practices designed to build strength and tone, her audience also ranges from young children to expectant mom’s, babies and adults of all ages.