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9. Healing Hands Elite Relaxation Bodywork
from 20 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
"I took a chance on someone new and it turned out to be one of the greatest therapeutic experiences I have ever had. Edward has helped me maintain a sense of calmness and balance during a very turbulent and stressful time in my life. He has provided a place for me to center myself to open the pathways for healing within my body and mind. To relax and safely let go of everything that takes me down in this world. Edward offers a modest but beautiful space that for me has become a sanctuary of safety, peace and tranquility. Aside from the uniqueness of the Lomi Lomi process, I think Edward is unique in the way he goes about doing everything he does. It isn't so much what he does but HOW he does what he does that distinguishes him from other massage therapists. From his choice of words when he greets you to his extraordinary demeanor that is always very professional but with kindness, gentility and elegance. I sense his great awareness and respect for the fragility of our humanness that so many of us never notice or acknowledge at all. I find him to be an excellent listener as I have had a hard time expressing myself at times. I hope what I have said here is helpful. Certainly not everything is for everyone, however, in my opinion the best way to decide if what Edward has to offer is what you would like, or need, it would be to suggest that you read his website in its entirety. I don't think anyone could say it better than he already has. I would encourage anyone who has read his words and found that they resonate even in the slightest bit to give Edward a call. A massage is a very personal experience. One can never really know unless you experience it for yourself. I can vouch for Edward's integrity and professionalism. I've tried to articulate that here. Lastly, I am grateful that people like Edward exist in this world. I think Edward is exceptional at what he does. In my opinion he is a natural healer. I find his energy to be powerfully light, pure, uplifting and above all else healing."
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What is Thai massage?

Thai massage, also called Thai yoga massage, combines acupressure and assisted yoga postures. Thai massage is based on the flow of energy through the body and focuses on energy lines called “sen.” It doesn’t use oils or lotions and, instead of rubbing muscles, the massage therapist compresses, pulls, stretches and rocks the recipient’s body to promote the flow of energy through these sen. In this form of massage therapy, practitioners use their hands, knees, legs and feet to apply deep muscle compression and stretch the body. It’s often performed on a mat on the floor instead of on a massage table. Like most forms of massage, Thai massage is used to relieve stress, improve range of motion and enhance flexibility. Some people also use Thai massage to address a range of health issues, including:  

  • Relieving tension headaches
  • Decreasing back pain
  • Reducing joint stiffness and pain
  • Stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Boosting energy

Because a traditional Thai massage session covers all of the muscles in your body, it typically lasts 90 minutes to 120 minutes.

How much do you tip a massage therapist?

All forms of massage therapy, from Thai massage to Swedish massage to deep tissue massage, are similar to other spa or hospitality services. So it’s appropriate to tip a massage therapist the standard hospitality rate of 15 percent to 20 percent of the cost of the session. For example, the national average cost for a deep tissue massage is $70-$90, so expect to tip $12-$18. Of course, you can always tip more or less depending on your experience, especially if you’ve opted for extra services. For example, expect to tip more for a couple’s hot stone massage session that includes aromatherapy. Also, if you’re paying with a gift certificate or coupon, or purchasing a discounted multi-session package, make sure to calculate your tip based on the full price of the massage.

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