From Our Editors
Traditionally, all that's required of people getting a massage is to lie down and be quiet. Not true with the Thai massages at Thai Serenity Spa. During Thai massages, fully clothed clients lie on a mat on the floor while massage therapist Natwadee "Juju" Rattanasriampipong, LMT— who trained at the Taralai Thai Massage School in Bangkok— stretches their bodies by pulling limbs, lifting upper bodies up off the floor, and sometimes even rolling bodies over atop her own. All the while, she uses her palms, fingers, elbows, knees, and feet to activate pressure points, releasing tension and boosting energy flow throughout the body.
Natwadee is trained in plenty of other massage styles, including sports, prenatal, and hot stone. Aside from smoothing knotted muscles, she can smooth silhouettes with Lipo-Light Pro body contouring treatments that use 16 pads of LED light to emulsify fat cells. It may sound clinical, but she performs the sessions in her cozy massage studio in Cos Cob.