Thai Oil Massage
The ancient art of Thai massage is a graceful dance between therapist and client. The partnership inherent in this practice is a meaningful element within each session. Joanna’s interest in Thai massage was sparked at East West College in Portland, OR, but flourished after a trip to the country itself. Here she saw how massage is an integral part of everyday life in Thailand. Having fallen in love with the practice and seeing its potential to affect people so positively, she was inspired to focus her massage offering on this modality.
Joanna’s table sessions best resemble a style she experienced in Thailand, Thai Oil Massage. Employing a blend of Thai, Swedish and Deep Tissue techniques, she creates a treatment that is both therapeutic and deeply relaxing. The flowing and consistent approach of Swedish massage, paired with a slower speed and deeper pressure common in Deep Tissue, allow for meaningful change in the muscle tissue while also addressing an important de-escalation of the nervous system. This work lays the foundation for the unique addition of Thai massage concepts. Joanna’s knowledge gained in her Thai practice lends valuable insight to affect the deepest structures and patterns in the body, known in Thai as the Sen. Working along inherent lines of the body to reach deeper tissues (sen) and engaging a map of point work (wind gates), these ancient techniques offer her clients the chance to unwind in a profound way. As a massage therapist at Loyly Sauna for many years, Joanna gained an appreciation for the benefits of a holistic, full body treatment. Joanna’s practice works to incorporate specific needs into the intention of a well rounded massage, leaving you with a feeling of all over change.
Thai Oil sessions are held at Joanna’s Ford Building studio. They are scheduled at a relaxed pace to include seventy-five minutes of bodywork, time for intake and outtake, and accommodation for a few moments of lateness due to traffic, parking or life. Email, text or call to schedule.
75 minute session$140
all sessions include seventy-five minutes of hands on bodywork
~gratuity not accepted~Contact
Package of 3$360
three 75 minute sessions to be used within roughly three months
~$120 each session~Contact