Sati Wellbeing offers Thai massage, with 3 options: a whole body massage, a neck and shoulder massage or a foot massage.
Thai massage combines:
focused and sustained pressure on muscles and along sen (energy) lines using thumbs, palms, elbows and knees
passive stretching and mobilising (sometimes described as having 'yoga done to you') that works with your breath
Thai massage releases muscular tension, reduces stress and builds fitness. Like yoga, it can produce a range of physiological and emotional effects:
release mental and emotional tension
relieve tension in knotted muscles
increase feeling of support, strength and relaxation
improve flexibility and range of movement
reduce inflammation, pain and stiffness
Common problems addressed by Thai massage are:
stress and general fatigue
muscle tightness, aching and inflexibililty
ankle strains/sprains and lower leg stiffness
lower back pain
hip and leg pain
abdominal pain and stomach problems
neck stiffness and related headaches
Before a massage session
To allow for maximum comfort, movement and benefit, it is important to wear loose, comfortable and non-shiny / non-slippy clothing. As with any massage, it is also best not to eat a large meal beforehand.
What to expect
Thai whole body massages are done fully-clothed, without the use of oils and usually take place on a dense cotton mat on the floor. The massage can be done whilst you are laying on your front, back, side and / or kneeing, though can also take place on a massage table or chair.
Neck and shoulder massages are also done fully clothed, though do use a vegan massage oil (scented or unscented) on the exposed areas of the neck.
Foot massages are done with the feet and lower legs exposed and use a vegan massage oil and muslin cloths to gently wrap the feet and lower legs.
Massages last between 45 - 90 minutes. The first session is usually a little longer than any follow-on sessions, as it includes time for a chat about your health and lifestyle, as well as how you would like to benefit from the session.
As mentioned above, Thai massage usually takes place whilst you are lying on your front, back, side and / or kneeling and can be adapted to take place on a massage table or specially designed ergonomic chair. The chair supports your upper body and head with padded rests and is very comfortable. The chair option can also take place on any home or office based chair, with support at various points in the massage provided by pillows or cushions.
A chair ased session lasts between 20 - 60 minutes and can focus on the neck, shoulders, back, arms, legs or feet. Please state at the time of booking if you feel a table or chair option would best suit you.
Location, cost & bookings
Sessions are available at Swansea Wellbeing Centre* on Friday afternoons and at other locations by arrangement (other locations, including home visits, incur a surcharge of £10 per session). NOTE: due to current Covid-19 related social distancing requirements, massages and bookings for massages are currently paused.
* 20 minutes - £20
* 45 minutes - £40
* 90 minutes - £65
Gift vouchers are available.
Please enquire about concessionary rates if the cost is prohibitive. Sessions need to be booked in advance, via email, text, or calling on 07814 551560.
Chair massages are available by arrangement at public & private events and at workplaces. Please get in touch to discuss options.
*Swansea Wellbeing Centre
Can be found on the corner of Walter Road and Burman Street, with the main entrance located in Burman Street, SA1 5PQ. There is parking a short walk away in the residential streets nearby. In the late afternoons, evenings and the weekends, there is bountiful parking on Walter Road.