What is Thai Massage?

Nicole Jangula, RMT, was first introduced to Thai massage in October 2018 while attending a one-day workshop. The instructor at the workshop emphasized using body weight for ease of movement and finding the perfect fit with the therapist’s body and the receiver. In 2019 Nicole completed a short 2 hour Thai massage workshop. In May 2022 she completed 2 weeks of Thai massage training to begin adding it to her practice.

I would say I don’t give a traditional Thai massage but I use the techniques in my own way. I like to combine my knowledge and training from different schools, along with intuition, curiosity and feedback from my clients to give the best treatments I can. I love the creativity and exploration that comes with Thai massage. It allows me to meet my clients where they are and encourage them to a healthier happier place.

What is Thai Massage?

Thai massage combines passive stretches, movements and massage to alleviate tension and pain, increase range of motion and promote relaxation. Therapists ergonomically use their body to support these stretches and movements allowing the client to simply relax and enjoy the benefits of treatment. The therapist may use their hands, forearms, elbows, feet, shins or knees to massage different parts of the body, finding the perfect fit for each person.

What to expect during a Thai Massage treatment.

Thai massage is unique from traditional western massage because it is not done on a massage table. Instead, the massage is performed on a mat on the floor and remain fully clothed. The therapist uses stretching, pulling, and rocking techniques to increase energy, relieve tension, promote relaxation, and improve flexibility and circulation. At Lead, these treatments are done in the Fitness Studio as opposed to a massage room to allow more space for Nicole to move around and to give more freedom for movement. It is important to note, during this treatment, the therapist is using their bodyweight and will be using different  movement that bring them in very close contact with the client. If being in close contact is not something you are comfortable with, this style of massage may not be for you.

Benefits of Thai Massage

  • Relieve headaches
  • Increase energy
  • Reduces back pain
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion
  • Reduces stress and anxiety

Book your Thai Massage with Nicole today to experience the benefits of this amazing treatment!