Thai massage is a 2,500 year old modality that features a combination of yoga-stretches, muscle massage, stimulation of the meridians using acupressure and manipulation of body joints. Some techniques require bodyworkers to use their feet, elbows, and knees in addition to their hands. When Thai Massage is performed in gentle, rhythmic movements, the client receives an energizing, balanced, and dynamic experience benefiting the body and soul. Thai massages usually takes place on a big cozy floor mat and you are required to wear loose pants and a t-shirt so your body can easily move around. Each session is either 1 hour or 90 minutes and just like yoga, your breathing is very important since it will aid you through each pose.
If you are worried about pressure pain please don’t, Thai masseuses are trained to use both soft to hard pressure. The masseuse will guide you through various poses working the ten different energy lines that are said to treat different organs on these energy meridians. Because of this, Thai massages helps to balance your qi (energy), which in turn can promote healing. Unlike Swedish massage where you lie in one position, the different poses in Thai massage force fresh circulation to specific areas of your body, helping with lymphatic drainage and the return of blood to the heart and digestion.
Although you'll be moving around, Thai massages are really quite relaxing since they return your body to a Zen-like state. At the end of your session, you will feel extremely calm and relaxed and ready to conquer the world. You may even notice on day two or three how lose your once tight muscles and stiff joints still feel.
What to expect your first time for Thai bodywork:
- Loose fitting sports wear or yoga clothing is worn by client and therapist alike that facilitates movement.
- No lotions or creams are used during bodywork.
- Please shower and hydrate thoroughly beforehand to have a productive session.
Arriving 15 minutes early assures you some time necessary to complete the customary intake forms before your session.
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Fabrizio Sonny LeNoir
Fabrizio is an Asian Bodywork Therapist that has a firm understanding of caring for those with stress and pain. He utilizes time honored Thai massage techniques together with practical experience in bodywork from his martial arts background to bring consistent relief from acute and chronic pain.
Originally from Chicago, he has enjoyed over 20 collective years of kinetic study in dance and martial art disciplines which has given him a firm grasp of anatomy in motion. Collectively, he has applied these holistic elements and methodology to develop Kinetic Thai Bodywork Therapy.
Thai Massage session with Fabrizio is productive, highly therapeutic and leaves you feeling revived, balanced and relaxed. Many clients report their bodies to have an overall lighter quality after a session.
Fabrizio received Thai Bodywork training and certifications at Thai Bodywork School of Thai Massage in Evanston located right outside of Chicago.