Thai Yoga Massage (Clothes on)
- 1 hr 30 min1 hour 30 minutes
- 150 US dollars$150
- Union Square
Thai massage typically works with compression —The client may remain fully clothed -- rhythmic pressing movements directed into muscle tissues by either the hand or fingers. Thai massage usually takes place on a futon mat on the floor, with the client wearing loose or stretchy clothing like yoga gear. The therapist is also on the mat and moves your body into various stretches and positions, without any work on your part. This is why it is sometimes called "lazy man's yoga". Thai massage can be both relaxing and energizing, so it is a good choice if you want to be active after your massage. The therapist uses a variety of different sequences of techniques on clients, who are either lying face up, lying face down, seated, or on their side. There is constant body contact between the therapist and the client, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched, and rocked.
Arrival Time Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your first scheduled appointment. This allows you time to fill out our brief health intake form, change and prepare for your massage without feeling rushed. For our regular clients, we recommend you arrive early to allow for a relaxed and unhurried experience. If late arrival is inevitable, your service may be shortened in order to keep on schedule and the original treatment time may be charged. Cancellation/Late Policy If you must cancel a scheduled appointment, please call us to cancel 24-hours prior to your appointment time so that we may accommodate other clients. If you are late, we hold massage appointments 15-minutes past scheduled time, unless you call us to let us know that you are on your way. Communicating Your Preferences Please inform your therapist if you have any specific preferences. For example, if you have any problem areas you wish to address, or if you want the therapist to go deeper or be gentler. Your therapist will appreciate knowing your thoughts and clarifying any issues you may have. Eating and Drinking Try not to eat for at least an hour before a treatment, and avoid the consumption of alcohol on the day of a treatment. Drink plenty of water before and afterward. Parking There is free parking directly behind our building for Smile clients. There is additional on street parking within a 2 min walk. If Sick For the health of our clients and therapists, we ask that you stay home if you are sick until at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever (100°F or 37.8°C) or signs of a fever (without the use of a fever-reducing medicine, such as Tylenol). Age Requirement We accept appointments for children under the age of 16 if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian during the massage, and the parent or guardian has signed our waiver. Children 16-18 years old are required to have a parent or guardian signed waiver but are not required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the service unless requested by the therapist. Gift Cards and Packages Gift cards may be purchased are redeemable for massage services only, no cash value. Gift cards expire 2 years from date of purchase. Smile Thai Health Spa is not responsible for lost, stolen, unauthorized card use or damaged cards. Massage packages are non-refundable, non-negotiable, and expire one year from the date of purchase. To discuss extension options, please contact us at Smile. Choice of Therapist If you prefer either a male or female therapist, you can request this at the time of booking your appointment. If you have enjoyed the services of a particular therapist on a prior visit, feel free to request that person. What To Wear We recommend that you wear comfortable, flexible clothes and avoid wearing jewelry, makeup, perfumes or colognes whenever possible when at Smile Thai Health Spa for a session. You may choose to remain partially clothed or completely disrobe for your massage. We are happy to work through clothing if necessary. Please note that should you choose to completely disrobe, only the part of your body being massaged will ever be exposed. Your therapist will leave the room to allow you to disrobe to your level of comfort in private. They will also step out at the end of the session to allow you to get dressed. We do not have showers available at Smile Thai Health Spa. However, a moist, warm towel will be made available for you upon request at the end of your session should you want to freshen up before dressing. Some of our therapists who provide assisted stretching may request that you keep your undergarments on to ensure your comfort when moving you in and out of stretches for the legs and lower body. Tipping Tipping is customary in the massage world, but not mandatory and usually between 10-20% of the price of the massage. At Smile Thai Health Spa you can either opt to tip the therapist in cash directly or you have the option to add the tip to your credit card at checkout. **Please Let Us Know** Please notify the receptionist of any allergies or sensitivities to aromas or ingredients when you schedule your appointment. Please inform us verbally of your pregnancy. Congratulation, From all of us at Smile Thai Health Spa.
55 Union Square, Somerville, MA, USA