What to wear for your treatment?
Traditional Thai massage
Thai Soul massage & spa provides a massage cloth for customers enjoying a traditional Thai massage. This will enable you to feel comfortable during your massage.
Soul aroma oil massage
For the aroma oil massage customers can wear their own underwear or choose to change into the paper underwear that we provide for you.
Soul body treatment (body exfoliate)
We provide paper underwear for customers enjoying a Soul body treatment.
Please, arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your treatment. This time will help you to relax and enjoy the full benefits of our facilities and will allow you to have a brief discussion about your treatment expectations. During this time we will also provide you with a complimentary drink and foot wash.
If you arrive later than your scheduled appointment time,your Thai Soul experience will be shorter due to other customer bookings.
To ensure all customers are relaxed please turn off or use the silence mode for you mobile whilst enjoying your treatment.
Who has to avoid massage & spa treatment?
For safety reasons customers who have the following conditions are advised to avoid massage & spa treatments. These include people who…
- have a form of cancer
- are drunk
- are suffering from a fever
- have had an accident within the last 48 hours
- have inflammation, swelling or redness
- are pregnant
- are in early stages of menstruation
- have diabetes, a heart disease or high blood pressure (we advise doctor recommendation).
Who should avoid use of the Sauna
- Low & high blood pressure
- Heart conditions
- Thrombosis or phlebitis
- Recent scar tissue
- Severe bruising
- Early stages of menstruation
- Heavy cold/ fever
- Infectious skin diseases
- Athletes foot
Receiving the massage
Before the massage
have a cool shower prior to your massage. Do not soak in a hot bath or the oils will immediately seep into the skin
Do not use an underarm deodorant or body spray during the treatment, as this will block the effect of the oils
Do not have a large meal just before a massage as the body's systems will have to work too hard at digesting to be thoroughly relaxed.
Do not drink alcohol before a treatment
After the massage
Drink a glass of water immediately after a treatment.
Lie still for at least five minutes before getting up
Drink plenty of water for the rest of the day as the kidneys will be active in eliminating the toxins.
Avoid alcohol for at least 12 hours after the treatment to give the body a chance to detoxify thoroughly.
The benefit of aroma
1. Jasmine - known as "The king of flowers". Jasmine is steeped in history as an aphrodisiac and a plant of love, having been used since ancient times in potions and spells to capture, sustain or rekindle the affection of a loved one. Thai people use jasmine for mother's day. It is a symbolic of the love and given to the mother by the son or daughter.
Jasmine can be added in massage oil to boost confidence and reduce lethargy and relax muscles and joints.
However, Jasmine should not be used during pregnancy
2. Lemongrass – Thai people use lemongrass as an ingredient for Thai food such as TomYum soup and add it to green curry paste and red curry paste.
The therapeutic effects are its anti bacterial action, thus making it good for skin complaints, sore throats and respiratory problems. It is also effective against headaches. It can help alleviate athlete's foot and is refreshing fragrance acts as an energizer. Massaged or breathed in, it tones the heart and works on the digestive system.
3. Peppermint- The Egyptians used this aromatic herb in flavoring wine and food and valued its menthol content. Culpeper recorded in the seventeenth century that it was the herb most useful for "complaints of the stomach, such as wind and vomiting" , for which there are few remedies of greater efficacy.
In addition, peppermint is also an ingredient for Thai recipes as well as being an important ingredient for Thai herbal medicines.
Peppermint is excellent for the digestion, as a decongestant and for skin disorders. It can be used for colds, flue, flatulence, headaches, indigestion, nausea and sunburn.
4. Ylang Ylang The sweet, heady fragrance of ylang ylang acts as a powerful aphrodisiac, increasing libido and enhancing attraction between lovers. It's sensual and seductive between lovers.
The essential oil of this rich, heady and exotic flower works its magic on the heart and nervous system. Emotionally this essential oil can calm feelings of anger, shock, panic and fear. Also a great relaxer and highly recommended for anxiety. It also works well for depression, insomnia and has benefits in treating blood pressure and skin conditions.
However, some people find that a high dilution of the rich sweet fragrance can give them a headache or cause nausea.
5. Lavender – Lavender has a special beauty of its own. Few things are more lovely than the sight of its purple-blue flowers nodding in the breeze on a sunny day, while its clear, light and flowery fragrance fills the air with a distinctive aroma
The essential oil is distilled from the leaves, flowers and stems of the plant. The Pharaohs of Egypt used it as a fragrance and the Romans bathed in lavender water. It works well as an analgesic, easing muscular pain and tension, soothing cuts, scratches and burns. It is also recommended for menopausal problems.
Lavender should not be used during the first three months of pregnancy.
6. Rosemary – First favored by the Egyptians, rosemary was popular with the Greeks and Romans who believed it symbolised love and death. During the plague it was burned in public places and worn around the neck for its antiseptic qualities.
Rosemary is a good stimulant, especially for circulation and memory. Additionally it helps with alopecia bronchitis, burns, colds, dandruff, diarrhea, flatulence, headaches and obesity.
Rosemary should e avoided in the early stages of pregnancy and for those suffering from high blood pressure.
7. Lemon – Lemon is highly antiseptic and astringent, and so it is naturally used for skin complaints including boils, warts and veruccas. It is also good for lowering blood pressure, colds, digestive problems fever and gallstones. The aromas of lemon make it good to use in pregnancy massages.
8. Orange –It is refreshing but sedative, orange is a tonic for anxiety and depression. It also stimulates the digestive system and is effective for constipation. In addition, the aromas of orange make it good to use for pregnancy massages.
The aromas that should not be used during pregnancy
Bay, Basil, Clary Sage, Comfrey, Fennel, Hyssop, Juniper, Jasmine, Marjoram, Melissa, Myrrh, Rosemary, Lavender, Sage and Thyme
Recommended oils for pregnancy
Chamomile, Geranium (in low doses), Lemon, Naroli, Orange, Rose, Sandalwood
The art of sensual aromatherapy. Nitya Lacroix and Sakina Bowhay. 1995.