We are so pleased to have Christine Brandt on board! She has 15 years of experience in massage and specializes in Thai, deep tissue and sports massage. Her massages can integrate Thai stretching into your custom massage. Anjou also has a 90-min. Thai massage ($135) that is therapeutic and results-oriented.
Regular Thai massage stretches the muscles back to their normal resting length. Before long, tension disappears and joint mobility is restored. Most musculo-skeletal pain and lack of mobility of the joints is the result of muscles shortening under the influence of repetitive strain. Thai massage also stimulates energy flow in the Sen, and releases blockages or stagnation, which will eventually result in pain.
In Thai massage, you lie on a mat on the floor and the practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, feet, knees and even shins to press and stretch your body. Nothing is hurried; there are no sudden changes of rhythm or speed. Every technique melts into the next with total economy of motion; it looks like a beautifully choreographed performance. First time recipients of the massage react differently; some find the pressing techniques – particularly those done with the thumb – a little uncomfortable; others are shocked at the degree of stretching their stiff body can achieve.
Almost all feel relaxed, refreshed and much more flexible afterwards, and those who have regular Thai massage come to enjoy the deep pressure techniques and spectacular manipulations.