Thai Tok Sen Massage

Thai Tok Sen Massage

Tok Sen Massage is an ancient Thai therapy which is an incredibly soothing massage treatment and very effective at promoting a sense of calm.

It is a very rare massage technique to learn and is steeped in ancient ideology. It uses a wooden hammer and wedge/chisel/peg to tap out negative energy from the body.

Traditionally only wood from special trees that been struck down by lightening would be used to carve the instruments. These days the tools are crafted by Hill tribes people and blessed using an old ritual technique.

The Treatment

Tok Sen is based on the belief that every individual has energy flowing through them. This is often referred to as ‘life energy’ or ‘Lom’. This energy works in perfect harmony with the body, ensuring that all systems of the body work together, resulting in a person that is happy and healthy.

A special wood hammer and wedge are employed, and following specific points of the body, a rhythmic tapping is set up which creates a resonance that passes through the muscles and into the rest of the body and are also used to stimulate acupressure points on the body’s energy lines.

Tok Sen can be performed either directly on the skin, or above thin clothing. This traditionally a dry massage technique so no oils are used whilst performing this massage.

Treatment Benefits

  • Decreased physical aches
  • No more pinched nerves
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Increased flexibility
  • Improved digestion
  • Less sickness
  • Improved quality of life
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Pain relief

Before and After your Treatment

Here is some guidance on what to do to prepare for your treatment along with what you can expect after the treatment too

  • Try to avoid eating a large meal at least 1 hour before your treatment. Please also refrain from consuming alcohol or using other substances before any treatment or therapy.
  • Arrive on time. This insures that you don’t arrive flustered and stressed. It also means that you will get the most out of your treatment. We ask all clients to arrive 10-15 minutes before their treatment is due to begin.
  • Talk to your therapist. If you are concerned or anxious about anything to do with your treatment let us know. We want to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed.
  • We ask our clients to ensure they arrive clean and ready for their treatment. If you are coming straight from work or the gym, please let us know and we can arrange for the use of our shower facilities before the treatment. (A surcharge will apply).
  • All new clients will need to complete a full medical and lifestyle questionnaire before their treatment. All existing clients will need to complete a treatment record card before any subsequent treatments. This is to ensure we can provide you with the best possible care and to comply with our insurance policies.
  • Please wear loose comfortable clothing and appropriate underwear. For any spa treatments, a robe will be provided for your comfort.

Everyone client has to complete a medical and lifestyle questionaire on their first visit - we ask you to arrive early (approximately 20 minutes) to allow you time to complete this in our relaxation area. On every subsequent visit you will be asked to confirm that none of the details have changed. This is primarily for your protection and to ensure we are aware of any contra-indications before providing tretment. It is also a requirment of our insurers.

  • Drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins; massage aids the removal of toxins from the body
  • Coffee, tea and cola should be avoided as they contain caffeine. Aim to drink two glasses of water after each drink of tea or coffee if not. Or try to drink herbal infusions in place of tea or coffee
  • Avoid any headache tablets as these too contain caffeine
  • Avoid eating a heavy meal. Eat a light and natural diet, as refined and processed foods add to the toxicity levels within the body and hinder the natural healing process
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol for the next 24 hours. Alcohol and smoking are counter-productive as they increase the levels of toxins in the body.

Healing Crisis

Some people may experience the following after treatment:

  • Feelings of tiredness or fatigue
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Headache
  • Heightened emotional state - feeling a little emotional, perhaps even tearful
  • Changes in bowel movements/urine
  • Excess perspiration
  • Flu-like symptoms

These effects are only be temporary and should subside within 24-48 hours.

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Treatment Options

All initial treatments will include a 20 minute consultation that will be carried out before you have your treatment.

60 Minutes


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