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Su Kho Thai Massage

 

 

Su Kho Thai Massage brings the relaxation and rejuvenation of authentic Thai Style massage therapy to you.  Su Kho Thai is the only genuine Thai Massage in Devon.  

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THAI HERBAL COMPRESS - 1hr

A deep Thai massage, with the added use of Heated Thai Compress Balls. These balls  contain some beautiful healing traditional thai herbs (Plai, ginger, turmeric , and camphor) this technique offers several potential health benefits:

 

Induces deep Relaxation

 

Relieves stress and fatigue

 

Boosts both emotional and physical well-being

 

Assists alignment and postural integrity of the body

 

Improves circulation of blood and lymph

 

Stimulates the internal organs.

 

The hot compresses are ideal for alleviating pain, stiff, sore or pulled muscles and ligaments, chronic back aches, arthritis, even skin conditions, migraines and chronic stress or anxiety. The blend of traditional Thai herbs used in these compresses has a relaxing and invigorating effect on the body and mind, soothing sore and overworked muscles while giving the body’s energy reserves a huge boost.

 

THAI MASSAGE – 1hr

 

What is Thai Massage?

Thai Massage is new to modern spas, but it is actually an ancient form of massage thought to have been developed by Buddhist monks in Thailand 2,500 years ago.  It uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle and joint tension and balance the body’s energy systems.

Thai massage typically works with compression -- rhythmic pressing movements directed into muscle tissues by either the hand or fingers. 

Thai massage has its roots in a spiritual tradition, and its purpose is to heal a person physically, emotionally and spiritually. It should not be confused with sensual massage.

 

DEEP TISSUE – 1 hr

 

Similar to Swedish massage, deep tissue massage uses slower and firmer strokes and pressure than other treatments - deep finger pressure that concentrates on particular areas, and follows or goes across the fibres of muscles and tendons.

Deep tissue massage helps to refresh and relax muscles, increasing the blood flow and therefore the oxygen flow around your body. This gets rid of toxins in very sore and strained muscles, which helps them to strengthen and heal.

 

Deep tissue massage is often used to treat people who are recovering from accidents, and for sports injuries as it increases blood circulation in muscles that are underused, relieves chronic muscle tension throughout the body, and can also break down scar tissue and "knots" deep in the muscles.

 

HOT OIL MASSAGE – 1 hr

 

It is thought that Ayurvedic massage – Hot oil massages can help improve blood circulation in the body and therefore enhance the functioning of the body’s organs owing to improvement of the quality of blood supplied to them.

There is also the belief that hot oil massage can help to enhance immunity for the person, making them better able to withstand infection and disease.

 

Hot oil massage is thought to help by reducing tension and swelling in the muscles and help to tone and condition them, to improve the condition of the hair and the skin to prevent premature aging and also for therapeutic uses such as to improve sleep, for controlling arthritis, muscle atrophy for itchy skin and so on.

 

SWEDISH MASSAGE – 1 hr

 

The Swedish massage is the most common and best-known type of massage in the West, and the foundation for sports massage, deep tissue massage, aromatherapy massage, and other popular Western-style massages.

 

Based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology—as opposed to energy work on "meridians" or sen lines that are the focus in Asian massage systems—therapists utilize this type of massage to stimulate circulation, flush the circulatory system, release tight muscles, restore range of motion, and to relieve pain.

 

AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE – 1 hr

 

Aromatherapy massage is Swedish massage therapy using massage oil or lotion that contains essential oils (highly concentrated plant oils).

 

During an aromatherapy massage, you Inhale these essential oil molecules or absorb them through your skin. They are thought to promote beneficial changes in your mind and body by affecting the limbic system, a region of the brain known to influence the nervous system.

 

HEAD & SHOULDER MASSAGE – 30 mins

 

Do you want to feel light, relaxed and energised again? Muscle tension, aches and pains can often hold us back from doing the things we want or need to do. Our head, neck and shoulder massage is beautifully relaxing and targets all the places you hold the most tension – the head, neck and shoulders. Choose your desired level of pressure, whether you need a strong massage to relieve built up tension, or a gentle and tranquil experience if you just need a break from busy life.

 

What can Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage help with?

 

A head, neck and shoulder massage is a wonderful way to ease shoulder and neck tension while gaining a peaceful retreat from the outside world.

Head, Neck and Shoulder massage may help:

 

Reduce stress

Release anxiety

Insomnia

Headaches and migraine

Muscle Tension

Increase circulation

Boost the immune system

 

 

BACK MASSAGE – 30 mins 

 

A good back massage can help relieve lower back pain. After a strenuous workout or sitting at a desk all day, your back muscles are likely to be tense from overuse or repetitive use.

 

A back massage stimulates the production of endorphins, dopamine and serotonin, chemicals that make the body feel good, it can help decrease pain in the lower back, which may help prevent anxiety and depression.

 

Back massage relaxes the larger muscles and relieves tension that may be causing you to have a difficult time falling asleep or staying in a deep sleep. This allows you to have full sleep cycles necessary for optimum performance and good health.

 

Even after a long history of back pain, a massage can help heal the tissues and muscles that have become tight, weak or atrophied. This will in turn improve your range of motion. People who have strained muscles in the lower, middle and upper back may notice increased joint flexibility after a back massage.

 

THAI FOOT MASSAGE – 30 mins

 

Ancient Thai foot massage (Nuad Pan Boran) is a holistic healing technique that provides relaxation, balance in the body's various systems, and healthy blood circulation. It is known as a therapy to foster general good health and mental serenity. Crystals of calcium and uric acid (toxic wastes) that have built up are dispersed.

 

Proponents report relief from stress, back and other chronic pain, plantar fasciitis, allergies, high blood pressure, sleep disorder, fibromyalgia, gout, migraine, arthritis, diabetes, kidney, and digestive problems. Reflexology helps the body regain and maintain its general good health and natural balance.

 

Enhanced flow of blood and nutrients tend to maintain or improve the healthy condition of the body parts, and many ailments are cured or reduced. The immune system is boosted, healing is accelerated, the body is refreshed, and the mind is cleared of stress