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5. Ease and Relax Massage Therapy
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  • 4 years in business
"I am Chona Aranda Martinez. From growing up in an island of the Philippines, I watched my mother helped thousands of people. She was very humanitarian that she gave all services for free from being a herbalist to a spiritual massage therapist. I had no idea as child why she was doing such a hard work without monetary compensation in return. Now that I am a mother of three grown children, being a spiritual person really feels so delightful to help people who really need to mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually well-balance. So, I decided to pursue to become a massage therapist. I got my 600 hours certification from Blue Cliff Jackson, MS in 1999. My heart was so hungry. I needed to follow my mother's footsteps. I convinced myself that I would help a lot of needy people for the last 12 years. I gave all my knowledge and services for free. I did not need money that much because I was working full-time as a cocktail server at One Casino for 14 years. It was a blessing career because I had a chance to put my two sons to college. Now, I am relocating here in Biloxi, MS, and I needed a backup income. Hopefully, if I pursue my career as a massage therapist, I am able to enjoy my passion of serving a lot of people. The most special about my therapeutic massage is to ease your stressed mind and body to make you feel so relax. I will use different techniques of massage (Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular, feet reflexology, energetic therapy, hydro therapy, sports massage, hot stone therapy, positional release therapy and more). I will recommend some healthy food to eat, home food remedy to loose weight, secret to keep you younger and some ancient technique of aches and pains that my dearest mother taught me. It's how you live your life in a right path."

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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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