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At Melbourne Massage and Treatment, we offer a unique Traditional Thai Massage style by combining the clinical understanding of Myotherapy with a traditional Thai Massage approach.

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What is Thai Massage?

Thai Massage, rooted in Thailand’s traditions, encompasses a distinctive approach to therapeutic bodywork. This technique is performed on the floor, using comfortable mats that span an area of 1.5 m * 2 m. Unlike other massage styles, Thai Massage does not involve the use of oils or creams. Instead, the client remains fully dressed throughout the session. For your utmost comfort, pillows are readily available to support your head or any other body parts as necessary.

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Benefits of Thai Massage

Thai Massage history pushes back thousands of years, and it is now evident to the broad public how powerful this practice can be. When practiced traditionally, Thai Massage can help loosen body tightness and tension. Other well know benefits of Thai Massage are the improvement of blood and body fluid circulation, including lymphatic liquid. Also, it helps reduce swelling, mobilising joints and achieving deep relaxation. In comparison to more western massage practices, like Myotherapy or Remedial Massage, Thai massage has a more dynamic approach, and it is more indicative for patients who like to have contact with the ground and already practice base of type practices, such as Yoga, gardening, dancing and more.

Thai Massage Cost

Thai Massage service is offered in sessions of 60 mins or 90 mins. Thai Massage 60 mins – $90 Thai Massage 90 mins – $140 Treatment plans are available for those clients who decided to take up a healing journey.

What to Expect in a Traditional Thai Massage

As per all the services offered at Melbourne Massage and Treatment, you will be guided through Range of Motion and functional tests before a Thai Massage session. This will allow an understanding of what body area or groups of muscles and or joints need some love. Thai massage can also help rule out some bodily red flags that may indicate an injury or the risk thereof. Thai massage is practiced on a ground mat so that you can easily be seated or lying supine/side position. This is one of the main differences between Thai Massage and other practices, where the massage is offered on a table or chairs. The ground floor approach lets therapists use their body bio-mechanics best to provide a unique service.

Why Melbourne Massage and Treatment

Giovanni is a fully qualified Myotherapist with a passion for massage and healing. He started his massage career in 2016, and in 2018, he studied for the first time in Chiang Mai, Thailand, at Pichest Boonthumme, Thai Massage School. After several years of practice and studies, Giovanni now combines the understanding of both practices and does use that knowledge and expertise to deliver a unique Thai Massage service. Thai Massage at Melbourne Massage and Treatment, as per tradition, is given on a mat floor, allowing Giovanni to use his mobility and agility to perform a unique technique and help you in achieving deep relaxation and a better understanding of your body awareness.


What to wear for a Thai Massage?

Regarding what to wear, Giovanni provides his client with a pair of Thai Fisherman pants and a T-Shirt. You can bring your clothes, but Giovanni recommends wearing long, loose, comfortable cotton pants and a cotton T-shirt. Cotton fabrics are recommended to avoid skin abrasion during massage stroke and pressure. Indeed, synthetic clothes are not recommended.

Is Thai Massage Healthy?

Yes, it is. If practised by its traditional approach, Thai Massage is an effective technique that can help reduce body aches and pain and improve relaxation. On the other hand, it has few contraindications, such as Hypertension, Diabetes n. 1, Osteoporosis, or whilst pregnant. If any of those conditions apply to you, please, let Giovanni know, and he will offer a different type of massage service that may suit your needs better.

Does Thai Massage Hurt?

As with any other type of massage that aims to improve your well-being, Thai Massage may hurt. Pain during a massage is a brain response to pressure and touch on sensitive body areas that need stimulation to receive extra attention from your immune and nervous systems. The pain that a massage provokes has to be a comfortable type of pain. During a massage session, you would be asked to describe the type of pain and rate it on a scale of 0-10. The pick pain sensation can sit at 7, no more.

If the pain response is more significant than that, your sympathetic nervous system would react and place the body into a protection mode, which would not allow other physiological reactions to happen. It would be hard then to let the healing process occur.

What is the difference between Thai massage and regular massage?

Traditional Thai Massage is offered on a ground mat, not a table, compared to other types of massage. You will be fully dressed, and oil or creams are not used. During the massage session, Giovanni may use a variety of strokes wider than those used in Remedial Massage and/or Myotherapy. Using knee, elbow, or feet is common in Thai Massage. It will always be up to Giovanni, following the respect of your comfortable zone, what stroke can be used to deliver the massage.

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Maria BellesMaria Belles
10:20 27 Jul 23
Very knowledgeable and great service.
Elisa GriggioElisa Griggio
08:17 23 Jun 23
I tried MLD twice and I was incredibly happy with the results on my severe lower back pain. It helped me to tolerate a 24 h flight.Moreover Giovanni is such a lovely and knowledgeable professional. Highly recommend.
Francesca LamiFrancesca Lami
03:20 25 Apr 23
Giovanni puts his passion and professionalism in every lesson or treatment he gives. Giovanni looks committed to ensure that his patients can find ways to relief their pain in every day life. During his lessons of Thai Yoga, you can witness his learning about Vipassana and other Buddhist core concepts. He teaches you how to adapt and implement these concepts to your everyday life to find relieve from your everyday stressors and pain. His work is very much client-focused, meaning that he adapts his lessons and/or treatments to each client needs. Although, his committed to help his clients, he is also very conscientious to ensure his clients safety beyond all.
Gin AtkinsGin Atkins
06:17 16 Apr 23
I had a great session with Giovanni, very calm and relaxing and a really chilled out space. He was knowledgable and explained MLD to me in great detail, answering all my questions. He also identified a couple of other things I wasn't aware of, and has referred me to other practitioners to further support my health. Highly recommend Giovanni and his services.
niang Niangniang Niang
00:15 15 Apr 23
It was great learning from Giovanni at Confest, he is so knowledgeable, glad I found what I need🤘🌈🌞inflammation already gone❤Thankssss
Bart de VriesBart de Vries
01:38 13 Apr 23
Great experience. Giovanni knows exactly what he is doingand has a great combination of traditional Thai massage and yoga knowledge coupled with an anatomy and physiology understanding to make sense of this work in a western context. His home setup is really nice and I can imagine his group sessions would be fantastic too. My body certainly felt more mobile coming out of the session and my nervous system relaxed.Thanks Giovanni for a great session.
maddy dmaddy d
13:22 06 Apr 23
Giovanni has a high education level of knowledge that he delivers in his practice. I have been to a few physios, Chiros and massage therapists and he is one of the best in his field when it comes to holistically looking at your whole body, why the pain happens and how to treat it. If you’re looking for someone who cares about their practice and your outcome measures, I would highly recommend Giovanni.
Connor GrossiConnor Grossi
05:10 16 Feb 23
Visited Giovanni twice when in town. Both times he's fixed me up and sent me away in much better shape then when I walked in. His ability to articulate what is going on in the body is as impressive as his treatment techniques. Highly recommended.
Andrey KoppelAndrey Koppel
07:06 11 Dec 22
It was very positive experience for me. Giovanni does his job really well. He knows anatomy of body and recommends some exercises to do after the session. I felt two sleep two times during our session. Felt light and enlightened after the session. Giovanni is true professional. Thank you very much!
Zinaida GurtsevaZinaida Gurtseva
11:54 07 Dec 22
I was lucky to have treatment with Giovanni. He is very professional. He can commented anatomy of every movement he made when I asked him.Every movement comes into the point.I felt a proper relief in my lower back and hip area. Exactly my request was fulfilled.Giovanni recommended some exercises to improve my posture as well. I do every day.Thank you so much🙏

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