Petra Mercier, CHHC, AADP



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

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"As I sit here at my desk, I am still so completely relaxed from the Thai Massage 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 Massage

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

Technique
Thai massage 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 massage focuses on the ten main energy lines.

Thai Massage 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 massage.

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

Health Benefits
Many health benefits have been connected with Thai Massage, 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 massage, benefits increase with repeated treatments.

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

Before Thai 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 massage.

Massage 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 Massage 60 minutes $90

Traditional Thai Massage 90 minutes $120

Traditional Thai Massage 120 minutes $150



 

Traditional Thai Herbal Massage

Thai herbal massage is a great addition to a regular Thai Yoga massage 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 Thai massage. First, the sore muscles and joints are worked on through stretching and acupressure techniques of Thai massage. 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 Massage 120 minutes $180

 

 

Private Restorative Yoga and Traditional Thai Massage Combo specials:


Traditional Thai Massage (90 minutes) and Private Restorative Yoga Class (75 minutes) $150 - Savings $45


Traditional Thai Herbal Massage (120 minutes) and Private Restorative Yoga (75 minutes) - $210 (Saving $45)