Thai massage is a healing tradition that originated in India over 2,500 years ago. Unlike other massage styles that typically use long, flowing strokes and kneading, Thai massage employs stretching, pulling, and rocking techniques to relieve tension, enhance flexibility, and stimulate the flow of energy throughout the body.

Thai massage includes rhythmic compression along the body‘s energy lines, known as "sen" in Thai, combined with deep, yoga-like stretches while the practitioner uses their hands, feet, elbows, and knees to move the client into various yoga-like positions. This form of passive stretching can increase flexibility, relieve joint and muscle tension, and balance the body's energy systems.

In addition to Thai massage, this session also includes Reflexology. The therapist will apply pressure on specific reflex points, primarily on the feet and hands, but can also extend to the ears and face. It is believed that these reflex points correspond to different body organs and applying pressure will have a positive effect on the organs' function and general health.

The massage is performed on a padded mat on the floor with the client fully clothed in a loose-fitting top and pants provided by the therapist. No oils or lotions are used throughout the session and a Traditional Thai Massage typically takes two hours to complete (however we do offer shorter sessions). It's a perfect blend of massage and stretching, often nicknamed "Yoga for lazy people" as the therapist does all the movements for you.

The sessions are performed by a Registered Massage Therapist

Seung Yae (Sine) Hwang


City Wellness

1230 Queen Street West,
Toronto, ON
M6J 3K6


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