For years, stressful bodies have sought the trained hands of massage therapists to free themselves from tension, bring relief to chronic pain, and buff away scratches from the spine’s compact-disc collection. Borrow a helping hand with today’s Groupon to Dusnee Thai Spa. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get a 60-minute Thai or deep-tissue massage (a $105 value).
- For $125, you get a three-pack of 60-minute Thai or deep-tissue massages (a $315 value).
At Dusnee Thai Spa, licensed therapist Sasighan Prasertsri restores bendability to bodies by eliminating hidden tensions and loosening tight tendons using techniques mastered in her native Bangkok. During deep-tissue therapy, pressurized strokes delve deep beneath the body’s surface strata of muscle to target lingering pains caused by heavy physical activity, past injuries, or workplace unicycle accidents. Also known as Nuad-Bo-Rarn, traditional Thai massage uses hands, elbows, feet, and knees to manipulate the body and restore range of motion through stretches while keeping pressure on points of accumulated tension. Targeting both physical nerve clusters, Thai massage may also incorporate steamed herbal compresses, which are places directly onto the skin to soothe swollen muscles and bring out their natural flavors.
Inside Dusnee Thai Spa, shiny, golden fabric cascades elegantly from ceiling to floor about massage beds, providing a blissful, visual rubric for bodies to emulate as they seek their own serenity. Stylized paintings of pink and white flowers flow across the walls, as patients gaze at lounging statues that therapists use as a practice form to harden their hands against rock-hard knots.
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Licensed massage therapist Sasighan “Sassy” Prasertsri calls on thai massage techniques to delve into aching muscles within tranquil rooms that brim with draped curtains, lacquer paintings, and dark teak. Ay learned the ropes of thai massage—which combines guided yoga-like positions with pressure from the therapist's hands, elbows, feet, and knees—at the Wat Po Buddhist Temple in Bangkok, Thailand, more than a decade ago. Today, she helps clients escape muscle tension stemming from office stresses and pushy chainmail salesmen by using both these techniques and the steamy relief of traditional herbal compressions. Ay also plies her skills in seven Western massage modalities and spa services such as microdermabrasion, customized facials, and ear candling.
Upper East Side
767 Lexington Ave.
Manhattan, New York 10065