Our speciality is traditional Thai massage, a type of deep tissue massage which our specially trained therapists carry out as authentically as possible. We’ve imported several authentic massage beds all the way from Thailand so that we can give you a truly sublime, authentic experience that you’ll want to repeat. We hope to mentally transport you to the beautiful, decorated Temple of the Reclining Buddha in Bangkok, but without the very long queues. Succumb to our unique touch and indulge in a sublime massage that will induce a deep level of relaxation – clear your mind with The One Thai Massage in Manchester.
30 mins £25 / 60 mins £40 / 90 mins £55 / 120 mins £70
Well, in addition to Thai massage being our favourite, signature treatment, Thai massage is a very old form of massage therapy developed in Thailand. The moves have been described as ‘choreographic’ and ‘lazy yoga’ as they are influenced by yoga – as well as the traditional medicine systems of India, China, and Southeast Asia.
You’ll be led into one of our warm, comfortable treatment rooms and then you’ll lie down on a deliciously comfortable massage bed. The massage usually starts with some acupressure, where you’ll be massaged with thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, feet knees and sometimes even shins, using special deep stretching techniques. Don’t worry – you don’t have to be super-flexible to enjoy an authentic Thai massage – although you might find that if you have regular sessions you’ll naturally become more loose and flexible.
It can be quite intense, as a Thai massage is designed to unblock the energy flowing within your body. Thai massage uses energy channels called ‘Sen’ – which are very similar to Chinese Meridians in acupuncture or acupressure.
A treatment will work on all the Sen channels while your arms, legs and the rest of your body are carefully moved into different positions by your therapist. Once the pressure part of the massage has been completed, the stretches usually start, and depending on your needs and preferences, the stretches will start gentle and work up to long, deep stretches that leave you feeling absolutely wonderful.
A traditional Thai massage works in two ways; the pressure massage gets your body relaxed and ready for the stretches, and the stretches release tension and enable the energy to flow more freely around your body. You also get an amazing stretch that feels so good you’ll want more.
Afterwards, you might find that you’re more energetic, but at the same time relaxed. Your muscles and joints will feel less tense. Your first ever Thai massage can feel like a strange experience as some of the pressure techniques are different to other types of massage. As for the stretches; your therapist will only push you as far as is comfortable – unless you ask for more – and some people are surprised at how flexible they actually are!
Thai massage is a very safe form of massage, but if there’s anything worrying you, or you have any health conditions, call or visit and we’ll be happy to talk to you about whether it’s suitable.
We’ll happily adapt our massage to suit you, and any health issues you have, but there are some conditions that mean it might be a better idea to book a different type of massage. These include conditions that affect your joints, or musculoskeletal disorders. If you suffer from high blood pressure, thrombosis or varicose veins it might not suit you, either.
If you’re pregnant or have just had an operation, we’d advise you to wait a while before having a Thai massage.
If in doubt, please speak to your GP.
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