Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.
Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.
Massage therapists may use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms during the deep tissue massage.
You may be asked to breathe deeply as the massage therapist works on certain tense areas.
It is important to drink plenty of water as you can after the massage to flush metabolic waste from the tissues.
We offer the following aromatherapy oils for massage:
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and swelling.
In addition, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension — which aids in better sleep — and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
Your therapist will provide a balanced relaxing Thai and Balinese combined massage to suit your needs.
At Bai Pho, our therapists take extra care to ensure our pregnancy massage clients are comfortable. Sideline positioning with supportive, soft cushions is used to alleviate the extra strain on the lower back and pelvic areas when the pressure of massage techniques are applied. Extra strain in these areas can cause unnecessary back or abdominal pain, so naturally we want to avoid any potential discomfort.
Balinese massage is a full-body, holistic treatment. Balinese massage uses a combination of gentle stretches, acupressure, reflexology, and aromatherapy to stimulate the flow of blood, oxygen and “qi” (energy) around your body, and bring a sense of wellbeing, calm and deep relaxation.
Balinese massage uses long flowing strokes, for a more relaxing style massaeg, as well as a variety of techniques including skin rolling, kneading and stroking, and pressure-point stimulation, combined with the aromas of essential oils.
Using warm oils your therapist will apply Thai style massage working pressure points to help rejuvenate and treat tired and aching muscles
Thai Oil massage is done with your choice of an unscented massage oil, or Aromatherapy oil added with highly concentrated plant oils, called essential oils.
Thai Traditional massage looks like a cross between acupressure, yoga, and zen shiatsu and is inspired by Buddhist teachings. Energising and revitalising this style involves stretching and deep massage. The traditional style uses no aroma oils.
Many people find that Thai massage has the following benefits:
Thai foot massage or Reflexology is a wonderful relaxing therapy method, it is known to clear energy lines. It uses hands and a stick to stimulate the reflex points on the feet which focuses on the internal organs of the body.
Heated smooth blue stones are placed on key points of your body to draw and warm muscles for better circulation. The stones are used with warm oils to massage and relax the body.
The massage therapist begins by applying oil to the body, which allows the hot stones to glide smoothly along the muscles. You are lying face down, and the massage therapist then uses the hot stones to massage the back.
After the hot stones have relaxed the muscles, the massage therapist may put down the stones and use his or her hands to directly massage the skin.
The hot stones will then be placed back on to the body and left for a short period of time.
You are then asked to turn over onto your back. The massage therapist places hot stones in the palm of your hand and repeats the sequence.
Yoga Massage is a combination massage starting with Thai Massage style stretching and Yoga, followed by an aroma oil massage, relieving stress and muscle tension. Using a choice of essential oils, these can be calming or invigorating.
Combining traditional Thai style and yoga stretching treatment followed by a warm oil massage to help relax and reinvigorate.
A quick 30 minute or 45 minute deep tissue massage that focusses on your back and shoulders.
This helps remove those ‘hunched-over-keyboard’ shoulder knots, and rejuvenates posture.
Perfect during a lunch break!
Bai Pho facials are based on Organic Nation pure performance facial care products.
Organic Nation products are suitable for all skin types and all ages. Ask your Bai Pho therapist about Organic Nation for a glowing complexion.
Organic Nation products natural, safe & very effective.
ncludes cleansing and exfoliating, followed by a Intensive Repair Cream then Rejuvenating Cream. A great addition to massage as a pick me up for your skin!
Step 1 – Cleansing
Step 2 – Exfoliating
Step 3 – Intensive Repair Cream
Step 4 – Head Massage
Step 5 – Face Cream
Step 6 – Refreshing Mist
Step 3 – Eyes & Lips
Step 4 – OrganicNation Mask
Step 5 – Head Massage
Step 6 – Mask Removal
Step 7 – Face Cream
Step 8 – Eye Cream
Step 9 – Soft Lips
Step 10 – Refreshing Mist
Includes cleansing and exfoliating, followed by a Intensive Repair Cream then Rejuvenating Cream. A great addition to massage as a pick me up for your skin!
Step 7 – 60 Minute Standard Massage
Organic Nation products natural, safe & very effective
Step 11 – 60 Minute Massage
Our Body Scrubs are all completed with a Coconut Oil & Sugar Rub, it is an extraordinary two in one body treatment, a premium exfoliating product blending fresh sugar cane crystals and Pure Virgin Coconut Oil.
Coconut oil is excellent massage oil for the skin, naturally occurring alpha hydroxyls soften and gently lift aging skin cells, enhancing the buffing action of the sugar cane crystals. The rich and deeply moisturising coconut oil is more able to penetrate, feeding the skin with vital nutrients. The end result is a soft, smooth, beautifully protected, healthy skin.
Designed for all skin types, especially good for very dry, flaky skins.
You will start face-down on a massage table that is covered with a towel and sheet. You will be draped with a sheet so only the part the therapist is working on is exposed. The treatment starts by gently rubbing the exfoliating scrub on your back, the backs of your arms, and the backs of your legs and feet. Then you turn over and the therapist repeats on the other side.
When the therapist is finished, you step into a shower to rinse off, avoid using shower gel as it’s good to keep the oil and aromatics on your skin. While you shower, the therapist will put clean sheets on the treatment table and after you dry off, lie face-down on the treatment table underneath a sheet again, then the therapist returns and applies body lotion or oil.
You then end with a standard massage of your choice. You have the body scrub first because it is stimulating, whereas the massage calms you down.
We have four wonderful fragrances available in our Body Scrub with Coconut Oil range:
– Frangipani, wonderfully floral!
– Feijoa & Papaya, amazing scent of summer!
– Citrus, very refreshing!
You can also combine a body scrub with a massage in our signature treatment. You have the body scrub first because it is stimulating, whereas the massage calms you down.
You then end with a hot stone massage. You have the body scrub first because it is stimulating, whereas the massage calms you down.
Our most popular and luxurious package. Perfect for gifts for any occasion or just to treat yourself with a 2.5 hour pampering session from head to toe. Get ready to drift on cloud9 and escape to a heavenly state of mind.
A Luxury package is made up of:
Our Elegance package is our Signature and most relaxing pampering treatment on the menu. This is ideal for an amazing gift or just to really reset your body and mind. You will feel renewed and rejuvenated, ready to take on the world!
An Elegance package is made up of:
Our Deluxe package is an affordable and relaxing pampering treatment on the menu. This is an ideal gift or a time conscious pampering treatment. You will come out feeling like it is a new day!
A Deluxe package is made up of:
This herbal therapy was designed to relieve pain and inflammation. A selection of therapeutic herbs, including prai, ginger, turmeric and lemongrass, are wrapped in a muslin compress, steamed and then applied to the body in gentle pressing, circular and rolling movements.