Petra Mercier, CHHC, AADP



Warrenton VA, 20186
(540) 905-2252
info@petramercier.com

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"As I sit here at my desk, I am still so completely relaxed from the Thai Yoga I received from Petra just a few hours ago. I feel like I have a completely different body and my mood is entirely better this afternoon. For several years I have suffered from hip pain and upper back pain, but I truly believe the Thai Massage is going to help tremendously with that -- if not completely eliminate it! I have not had a single ache or pain since the Thai Massage earlier in the day. I cannot wait to see what the coming days bring..."

Amy K. Fewell
General Manager

"Thai massage is a very interesting and effective body-loosening technique and I have been lucky enough to get a treatment from Petra. I experienced a great improvement in range of movement and a lot of stiffness/pain reduction that lasted for a couple of weeks (without any additional work by me). It is such a different technique from classical massage, much more personal in a way and also much more interactive. Interestingly the benefits seemed to grow over the 3 or 4 days following the treatment in contrast to more common massage techniques where the most benefit is felt the day of or perhaps the day after the massage. It felt as if the Thai massage had allowed my body to gently and gradually ease into more correct posture"

- Brooke

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Traditional Thai Yoga

Thai yoga is a form of body work that has gained wide popularity in the West. A complete Thai yoga incorporates a traditional combination of point pressure, energy meridian work, and yoga-like stretching for an energizing and balancing experience.

Technique
Thai yoga uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle and joint tension and balance the body’s energy systems. While there are thousands of energy lines in the body, Thai yoga focuses on the ten main energy lines.

Thai yoga is done on a very comfortable mat and is enjoyed in loose fitting clothing. The pressure can be varied according to your preference. No oils are used in Thai yoga.

I have tailored my Thai yoga services specifically for women to address their needs.

Health Benefits
Many health benefits have been connected with Thai yoga, including:
* Reduced stress
* Decreased muscle tension
* Increased energy
* Relief from aches and pains
* Unblocking and balancing of energy flow
* Detoxification of the internal organs
* Improved alignment
* Increased flexibility and range of motion
* Improved mood
* Improved circulation
* Centers the mind and body

Like any form of yoga, benefits increase with repeated treatments.

Thai yoga is an integrated, sequenced technique that normally takes 90 minutes. In Thailand, yoga of two or more hours are not uncommon. You may schedule Thai yoga for 60, 90 or 120 minutes.

Before Thai yoga massage:
*Don’t eat a heavy meal
*If it is your first time, arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms. Otherwise, arrive 5 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the Thai yoga.

Thai yoga is not recommended for certain people:
* Infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds
* Immediately after surgery
* Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
* Prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage

 

Choose from the services below and contact me (click here) to schedule your appointment.

Traditional Thai Yoga 60 minutes $80

Traditional Thai Yoga 90 minutes $120

 

Traditional Thai Herbal Yoga

Thai herbal yoga is a great addition to a regular Thai Yoga session.

Hot compresses are used to address chronic problems, such as back pain and tendinitis, as well as to increase energy flow, improve circulation, relax muscles and stimulate nerves.

The herbal compress application is done in conjunction with the Traditional Yoga session. First, the sore muscles and joints are worked on through stretching and acupressure techniques of Thai yoga. Then, the heated herbal compress is applied over most of the body. The herbal compress is rolled, pressed, and circled right on the body.

Thai herbal balls contain a few common ingredients: Plai (Thai ginger), Kafir Lime, Turmeric, Acacia leaves, Menthol, Camphor, and Myrtle Grass.

 

Traditional Thai Herbal Yoga 120 minutes $150