When you first think of massage, odds are you think of an hour of relaxation — a little “me” time. Massage certainly offers a great way to escape from the stresses of our everyday lives, but more and more studies are showing that regular massage gives you much more: a range of emotional and physical [...]
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We’ve all said it – ‘my shoulders are knotted’, ‘I’m all knotted up’ – but what actually *is* a muscle knot? How do we get them and how can we help them? Muscle tissue is made up of long fibres that contract and release, and through their connection (via tendons) to bones allow us to [...]
Okay so we know it’s the festive season and the last thing you’re thinking about is your exercise program. But next time you’re pondering a tweak to your training - a change in running shoes, a new protein shake, or some new extra light fabrics for example - there may be one enhancement you’re overlooking: [...]
There is quite a lot of confusion online and among customers about the types of Traditional Thai Massage (Nuad Thai). There are a few ways to distinguish different techniques but to keep it simple we can separate Nuad Thai into two types: the ‘royal’ variety and the ‘rural’ variety. There are loads of similarities (and [...]
Well, the last firework has popped and Halloween is a distant memory, which means it must be time to start the Christmas countdown! We’re introducing Thai Kosai gift cards – the ideal gift for loved ones, friends, colleagues and Secret Santa Each gift card is good for a one hour massage (the type is the [...]
Much has been written listing benefits of massage – for health, posture, blood pressure, to relieve specific conditions and so on - but still the number one reason people visit us is for relaxation. In the process of day-to-day living, particularly in London, the body can produce build-ups of the “stress hormone” cortisol. High cortisol [...]
A 40-person film crew and 100 extras descended on Toynbee St today (12 October) for filming a new BBC drama series called 'Undercover'! Sophie Okonedo (from Spooks and Hotel Rwanda) and Adrian Lester (remember him from The Day After Tomorrow?) were here and we managed to track them down. They looked to be filming a [...]
Are you suffering from trouble sleeping at night, daytime drowsiness, low energy and difficulty concentrating? No one likes to go through the day exhausted because of a bad night’s sleep, but many of us, particularly in London, do this on a regular basis. A good massage can help reduce that sleep deficit and remedy those [...]
In Thailand you will often find traditional massage treatments lasting two hours or more, but there is only a little demand for two hour treatments in the London, and most therapists (including us at Thai Kosai) offer 30-90 minute treatments. (We do also offer a shorter foot massage treatment.) The length of your massage depends [...]
One of the most popular reasons people come to us for a massage is lower back pain. There are plenty of possible causes but one of the most common is poor posture – particularly sitting in an office chair for long hours – as well as pregnancy, obesity and arthritis. Your entire spine is fully [...]