Getting a massage is a great way to show your body you care and is much less painful than swallowing a greeting card. Care enough to send muscles the very best with today’s Groupon: for $43, you get a 60-minute traditional Thai combination massage and Thai foot massage at Siam Royal Thai Massage in Solana Beach (a $90 value).
Trained in Thailand, Siam Royal Thai Massage’s certified therapists create balance among the mind, body, and spirit with techniques derived from principles of traditional Thai medicine. In a traditional Thai massage, frames clad in loose clothing or well-tailored parachutes sprawl out on a floor mat, and therapists lean on bodies, excavating tension with their hands, forearms, elbows, knees, and feet. Treatments draw from a variety of therapeutic modalities, including yoga stretching, calming meditation, and a significant dose of acupressure. Feet receive an extra helping of attention in the Thai foot massage, which coddles ten-somes with pressurized kneads to release bodily stresses. Aside from decreased tension, Thai massage can eradicate lactic acid and other toxins from the body, improve circulation, and give clients the flexibility needed to complete next year’s Somersault to Work Week.
Siam Royal Thai Massage
While traditional Thai massage may be new in America, it has been a fundamental treatment in Thailand for thousands of years. The hardworking farmers of Thailand's predominantly agricultural society relied on the deep relief of the massage, which grew out of Wat Pho, a famed Buddhist temple. The therapists at Siam Royal Thai Massage carry on this tradition in their spacious studio. Having spent years studying at the world's top massage institutions including Wat Pho itself, the massage therapists use a variety of methods including packed herbal compresses and acupressure to ease pain in specific areas. However, the centerpiece of the treatment is Thai Hermit stretching. Every part of the body, from the legs to the neck, is comfortably stretched to dissipate lactic acid buildup and provide relief from soreness. The staff also supplement their massages with facials and skincare treatments that wash away blemishes and exfoliate dead skin cells off the body.