With Suzanne McCafferty
Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Beyond is temporarily closed and we are not currently scheduling appointments.
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Fee for 60 minute session: $80.00 plus HST
Fee for 90 minute session: $110.00 plus HST
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 began her Yoga journey in 2006, when she fell in love with how much Yoga can harmoniously unite the mind, body and soul. Yoga practices quickly became the perfect counterbalance to the busy day to day challenges and schedule that had influenced her life and career. After months of daily classes and with a profound peace of mind she made the decision to change her métier from corporate financial management to teaching Yoga.
Suzanne initially completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance Training Certification and studied under Ashtanga Yoga expert David Swensen and the creator of Power Yoga, Beryl Bender Birch. Since then she has continued her training with East to West Yoga Teacher 350-hour (EWYT-RYT350) Certification, and further developed her Yoga skills with Specialty Certifications in: Radiant Child Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Yin Yoga Immersion, Anti-Gravity Fitness, Pilates, Thai Massage, and as a Registered Yoga Tune Up® teacher. Her lifelong learning goal is the pursuit of total wellness for her students, for this reason she reinforces her Yoga and Pilates Certifications with professional development in Anatomy, Meditation, Nutrition and Sequencing to name just a few.
She receives high praise from her students from her in person or online classes and her teaching style helps her students focus on developing their desired mind, body and soul harmony. Her classes range from beginner and restorative relaxation Yoga to more vigorous Yoga and Pilates practices designed to build muscle strength and tone. Her audience has ranged from expectant mothers, moms and babies, children, adults of all ages and flexibility as well as healthcare professionals, athletes and military personnel.