Ashi-Thai: Yoga for the lazy

Everyone needs to stretch, but we never make time for it. Stretching and massage therapy have been proven beneficial for many chronic conditions such as back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression and more. Why not combine your deep tissue massage with some stretches? Thai massage is jokingly known as the Lazy mans yoga, since you just lie down, focus on your breathing, and comfortably receive delicious stretches — We do all the work for you as we stretch you into the poses! Are you ready to become a bendy pretzel? When was the last time you could touch your toes?

  • $40 for 30 minutes
  • $80 for 60 minutes
  • $120 for 90 minutes
  • $160 for 120 minutes
  • Jeni Spring is $125/hour. Interns are available at 20% off while they train!

What is Ashi-Thai?

Ashi-Thai is an expression of traditional Thai massage techniques and exercises, where the therapist maneuvers your limbs into deep relaxing stretches. Compression of muscle tissue is applied throughout the session, helping to release spasm, muscle contraction and tension, always working within your perfect range of pressure. Imagine taking a nap while your body subconsciously takes a yoga class on its own — this is Ashi-Thai.

How does it work?

In an Ashi-Thai session, the client relaxes on a comfortable massage table while the therapist stands on the table holding onto overhead bars for balance and support, using their feet to deliver the massage and apply deep stretches. The advantage of this massage — both for the client and the therapist — is that Ashi-Thai allows gravity to do the work, leveraging the therapists’ body weight to provide a depth and leverage unmatched by other techniques.

What will my Ashi-Thai session feel like?

Ashi-Thai is performed without any oils or creams, and requires the client to wear loose flexible clothing, allowing the therapist to stretch the client’s passive body beyond its holding patterns. The client relaxes on the massage table, and will feel many gentle compressions along lines of muscle tension. With each long, slow stretch the client will feel the stress, pain and tension melt away. Ashi-Thai revitalizes the body, mind and soul leaving the client deeply centered and at peace.

Is Ashi-Thai for you?

Clients of every age and size can benefit from this massage, famous for back and hip pain relief, increased flexibility, and deep relaxation. Ashi-Thai is an effective bodywork treatment for all types of athletic injuries. Most clients report significant decreases pain and significant increases in range of motion and athletic performance. Clients with sports or repetitive strain injuries receiving Ashi-Thai often find they are even more flexible after the sessions than before they were injured!

Ashi-Thai is not recommended during pregnancy, or within 6 weeks of any surgery. Please discuss with your massage therapist any potential health concerns before trying Ashi-Thai. Please review this blog post that outlines some specific conditions that are not recommended for Ashi-Thai.

Is Ashi-Thai safe?

When done by a trained and certified barefoot massage therapist trained by an Authorized Ashiatsu Instructor, like Jeni, Ashi-Thai is safe, effective and painless, not to mention profoundly relaxing. The amount of pressure is carefully monitored throughout the session, and easily adjusted for the clients comfort. Ashi-Thai is not No Pain, No Gain massages — the safety and well-being of the client is our foremost concern.
Try this deep, twisty massage, and let Jeni help you become a more bendy, stretchier version of yourself today!

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Phone:(210) 560-1992
Address: 1864 Nacogdoches, Alamo Heights, Texas 78209
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