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Ten Reasons You Should Stop Putting Off That Massage

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 [...]

Ten Reasons You Should Stop Putting Off That Massage2016-10-19T20:33:33+00:00

Wait, What Actually Is A Muscle Knot?

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 [...]

Wait, What Actually Is A Muscle Knot?2016-10-19T20:33:34+00:00

Enhance Your Exercise Routine With A Massage

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: [...]

Enhance Your Exercise Routine With A Massage2016-10-06T11:57:03+00:00

A Closer Look At Nuad Thai Varieties

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 [...]

A Closer Look At Nuad Thai Varieties2016-10-19T20:33:35+00:00

Gift Cards!

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 [...]

Gift Cards!2016-10-06T12:00:10+00:00

Massage For Relaxation

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 [...]

Massage For Relaxation2016-10-19T20:33:35+00:00

How Long Should A Good Massage Last?

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 [...]

How Long Should A Good Massage Last?2016-10-19T20:33:37+00:00

A Few Stretches To Help Your Lower Back Pain

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 [...]

A Few Stretches To Help Your Lower Back Pain2016-10-19T20:33:38+00:00