– Thara Therapeutic Massage Therapist
– Thai Massage Therapist
– Therapeutic Body Work Therapist
– Sports Massage Therapist
– Deep Tissue Massage Therapist
Many people enjoy a Thai massage on holiday in Thailand but are unsure where to go for one in Hong Kong. Andrew specialises in Thai massage and was trained at the Watpo Thai Traditional Medical and Massage School, a famous training school in Salaya, Thailand, that has been in operation since 1955.
Thara Therapeutic Massage is a therapeutic cross fiber massage technique that is highly efficient in reducing pain and stimulating the body’s ability to heal itself from many disorders and malfunctions. It originated in the unique Thai Lanna therapeutic massage and has been refined by the Thara Massage Institute through a decade of research and development incorporating countless hours of trials.
Thara Massage bodywork techniques are not limited to any one protocol or fixed pattern of massage. Instead, the approach is flexible, allowing a more targeted approach. Andrew will incorporate such techniques as cross fiber massage, joint distraction, concentric and eccentric stretching, passive and active stretching, etc., as appropriate for the individual client. This especially helpful in conditions such as frozen shoulder, stiff neck, headaches, numbness in the legs and feet and muscle strains and sprains.
The difference between Thai massage and other forms of massage, such as Swedish, deep tissue and shiatsu, etc., is that Thai massage works your entire body. It stimulates circulation and is quite invigorating. In fact, some people refer to Thai massage as ‘yoga for the lazy’. The therapist uses his or her own hands, knees, legs and feet to stretch the client and apply pressure to muscles and joints. The focus is on stimulating the acupressure points in relation to the energy lines of the body and providing relief by stretching and loosening tight muscles, releasing tension and relieving joints.
After evaluating the client and noting any issues of concern, Andrew uses his heightened sense of touch to feel for tension and misalignment in the muscles. He works deep in the tissues, stretching, separating and releasing. This is especially helpful in conditions such as frozen shoulder, stiff neck, headaches, numbness in the legs and feet and muscle strains and sprains.
Andrew is deeply passionate about his work and finds that he can achieve remarkable results in very few sessions. Clients remain fully clothed and lie comfortably on a mattress on the floor.