Last week I took a day off work and went into the city to Thai Touch Massage and Day Spa for a massage.
Before I even left home I was feeling relaxed and pampered – I work full time in an office so my normal weekday is up early, rushing to get ready for work before a quick outfit photo and then I’m off to work and don’t return till the evening.
This day I slept in, had a relaxed breakfast and then got dressed at my leisure – it was bliss. I didn’t feel a moment of guilt, sometimes you have to allow yourself to put ME first. I know this is can be a foreign concept for many of us but I think it actually sends a positive message to those around you that you are worth it and it benefits your mental and physical well being .
Now what to wear for Me time, this was actually easy it was a few of my favourite things – Bohemian Traders Khaki Droppies, Ruby and Lilli Blanc Tee, Runway Scout Cover Me Blazer and an outfit wouldn’t be complete without a little bit of animal print in the form of some cute flats.
So all dressed I headed into Newstead to Thai Touch Massage and Day Spa to have my very first Thai Touch Massage.
So what is a Thai Touch Massage – this was something that I had asked when I was invited to experience one.
It is different from your normal massage experience unless you have had some one use hands, arms, elbows and actually kneel on you before.
Before getting to the massage it started with a foot soak and a lemon sea salt scrub in one of the comfortable chairs.
Then you move into one of the peaceful and private rooms. At this point your therapist gives you privacy to get undressed down to you underwear and lay covered with a towel (the towel is draped over you for the entire treatment).
Your therapist will ask what type of pressure you would like – the options are soft, firm or hard. I decided to go the for firm pressure.
The therapist will then use their body weight to release the tension and knots in your body, you are asked to let them know if at anytime if you find the pressure too much.
Now while experiencing the massage there were some sections that I found very relaxing and there were others when the therapist was working on the knots in my body that to be honest were not relaxing but what I did feel was the release of tension.
The therapist picked up straight away that I work on computers all day and was able to work on the knots in the middle of my back, shoulders and neck.
My massage was for 60 minutes but you do also have the option for 90 or 120 minutes.
Once my massage was completed I was got dressed and received a glass of water and some refreshing Thai tea.
After such a firm massage it is recommended that you have a hot shower when you get home to relax the muscles, you can sometimes experience a little bit of soreness in the next few days in the areas that were very tense. For me there was a little of soreness across my shoulders.
After experiencing my first Thai massage would I have it again – definitely YES. The after feeling of tension release was amazing – I sit at a desk working on a computer 5 days a week as well as go to boot camp twice a week and have a weekly PT session and my body does become quite tight, this really helped to reset my body. I also found that at my PT session the next day while stretching that I had a lot more flexibility – this was an unexpected bonus.
Now if you would like to experience a Thai Massage contact the lovely ladies at Thai Touch Massage and Spa here.
A hint for parking – the Day Spa is a short walk from the Gasworks shopping centre and they offer 2 hours free parking.
- This massage was gifted to me for editorial consideration.