On the 2nd day of Christmas, Vancity Buzz gave to me… a 90 minute Thai massage from Smile Thai Wellness.
In the hub of downtown Vancouver, there is a green oasis that oozes with serenity and relaxation. Rumour has it, droves of overworked people enter only to leave feeling refreshed and energized – Austin Sakchai is the man responsible for this. He is the founder of Smile Thai Wellness (www.smilethaimassage.com), a wellness centre that not only focuses on holistic massage therapy, but provides an all-encompassing array of wellness services including acupuncture, reflexology, registered massage therapy, Thai yoga exercise and meditation classes by Thai monks. For someone who is bored of the standard massages at spas, this sounds like a good alternative.
The centre brings traditional eastern therapies to the West Coast. The traditional Thai massage is described by some as “lazy man’s yoga”, a hybrid of kneading, stretching, yoga and acupressure, where the therapists use their hands, knees, legs and feet to move people into a sequence of yoga-like positions. It is effortlessly simple, but has a wealth of physical, mental and psychological benefits such as detox of the body, boosting the immune system and relieving stress and anxiety. So all the benefits, and none of the work – sounds good to me.
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Written by: Crystal (@cwistal)