Traditional Thai Massage at Chiang Dao Nest
We are delighted to be able to offer you an excellent traditional Thai Massage either in your room or in our dedicated massage cabins at Nest 1 and Nest 2 (both are now fitted with AC for additional comfort during warmer times.). For both men and women. (there is no need to expose any private bits of your body!)
We have some massage ladies, some of whom, as well as as having had their family's knowledge passed down through the generations , also hold formal qualifications in Thai Massage.
"Sri" who is in charge of the ladies, and provides additional training for them, has certificates from Wat Pho in Bangkok ( the most highly acclaimed Thai Massage School in Thailand). Wicha, herself, also previously studied Thai Massage at Wat Pho, and is very aware of the difference between a proper Thai massage and the amateur-ish fumblings that are sold as a massage on beaches and elsewhere in Thailand.
We offer a comprehensive session, of roughly two hours, which includes Traditional Thai Herbal Compresses. The herbs are from the surrounding forests. These herbal compresses are exported to spa's around the world from Chiang Dao.
For a full Thai Massage - 700 Baht (takes about 2 hours, includes Herbal Compress)
Thai Massage uses two primary procedures -
1) applying gentle pressure with the hands and feet
2) a wide variety of passive stretching movements.
With these techniques, applied in a quietly meditative atmosphere, space is created in the muscoskeletal structure, the body begins to open and regain flexibility and ease of movement, while the mind gently returns to calm alertness. Tension and toxic material is released from the joints, muscles, and connective tissue. The energy body, as well as the internal organs, are stimulated by pressure on peripheral reflex points.
Thai Massage displays an inherent knowledge of the inner workings of the body, a knowledge that developed over centuries of practice. There is something in the essence of this work that appeals to a wide range of people on a core level; something that satisfies their physical and emotional needs, and perhaps even assists in their spiritual needs.
Thai Massage has been described as.."a whole and total approach to wellness" which allows one to "feel in harmony with the rhythms of life".
This ancient therapy is beneficial for young or old, active or inactive, healthy or not so healthy. While each person will respond to this work in terms of their own experience and present state of health, it is well to remember that Thai Massage has been used for countless generations to treat degenerative conditions and promote wellness.
Thai Massage facilitates a sense of unity, wholeness, and balance.
It creates a dynamic physical experience which integrates the body,
mind, emotions and spirit.