Thursday, March 1, 2012

I've Seen The Light & A Guest Post!

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Good morning, loves! And happy March to you all! Hope you are all feeling as fabulous as I am this morning.

A few days ago I had a Thai massage and I have to tell you that I think it changed my life. Seriously! I've never felt more limber and energized. And I've felt this way for days. It was amazing and ever since I got it I've been trying to figure out a way to budget for one every month. Or at least every other. :)

I'm a big fan of massage but I wasn't that familiar with the Thai variety. I knew it involved a lot of stretching and such and that it would be a bit more rigorous than other forms of massage and I quite honestly was a little scared to go. I'm not in the best shape of my life and don't consider myself all that flexible these days due to some back issues.

But boy am I happy that I overcame my fears and decided to give it a shot. Like I said earlier. Life changing. Oh and another one of the differences between Thai and more traditional forms of massage is that you remain fully clothed throughout the massage which takes place on a bed. And it consists of moving the body into certain Yoga-like positions and applying firm pressure to certain muscles.

Here's a bit more info on Thai Massage for those of you who are interested.
The Traditional Thai Massage or "Nuad-Bo-Rarn" is one of the world's oldest healing modalities. Originated in India over 2,500 years ago, the technique spread with Buddhism across Asia. In southeast Asia for centuries, it was performed by monks as one element of traditional Thai medicine. Thai Massage combines the application of pressure (produced with hands, thumbs, elbows, forearms, feet and knees) with manipulation, adjustment and muscle stretching to improve overall health and well-being.

A Thai Massage therapeutic treatment combines Eastern knowledge of Acupressure, Reflexology, Nerve touch (Sen-Sib lines), and Yoga (flexibility, postural alignment, mobilization, improved circulation, quieting the mind) with techniques similar to some Western physiotherapies, such as Mayo fascia, Trigger point, Chiropractic and others. The combination of energetic and physical work from both the East and the West is a unique characteristic that makes Thai Massage one of the most thorough treatments.

Any other massage fans out there? Have any of you ever had a Thai massage? I'd love to know.

Oh and if you're in the New York area and you're interested in giving it a shot I highly recommend the Dusnee Thai Spa. I've already booked my next appointment. :)

Before I go, I wanted to mention that I'm on over at Hampton Hostess today taking part in Barbara's Closet Confidential series. Pop on over to take a peak inside what goes on inside my wardrobe. :)

Enjoy the day, sweets!

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3 All images edited by The Alternative Wife
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47 comments:

lorenabr said...

Interesting! What's the price range?
I would love to try it!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I have been saying I need to put a massage routine into my life, my back suffers and I'm sure this would be great, will see if they do it in London!

O said...

I still have to try a thai massages, but it sounds o so good! I am writing it on my to do list right now! Happy Thursday! xoxo

Maria @ Orchard Bloom said...

I've heard about this thai massage. I'm intrigued!

Debby said...

Oh, I NEED some help!! This is going to send me on a search to see if anyone offers it nearby. I have such debilitating neck/shoulder issues from years as a hairstylist. I have tried everything with no help. Dawn, I will let you know how I make out. Thanks so much for sharing. xo

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

hi Dawn
thanks for guest posting today at HH--it looks fabulous!

Styleabaad said...

Since my parents live part of the year in Thailand (and I've spend so much time there with them) I'm very well familiar with Thai massage. I agree with you that it is just divine! Heavenly! Unlike no other massage!

Next to our house there's this guy who I usually go to 2-3 times per week (yes... ehm... not exactly the same prices as in NYC!) and he gives the best 2hr thai massages I've ever experienced! I can't wait to go back there next spring...

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Ooh that sounds heavenly!!

LifestyleBohemia said...

I love love to try a Thai massage. I practice bikram yoga, so I need to go for a deep massage every few ekes. Thanks for the recommendation!

Hope you're having an awesome week!
xx
Joanna

classiq said...

I haven't tried it yet, but I definitely will. That second photo is so beautiful! Have a lovely 1st day of March, Dawn! xo
Ada

Leslie said...

Haven't tried it but you've got me interested! Massages are generally not something I schedule - probably need to make more of an effort to have one. I'll pop over to Hampton Hostess!
xx
leslie

Alexa said...

I have heard such wonderful things...my husband LOVES them. Will have to give one a try soon!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

never had one either...sounds nice! That last photo is so serene.

Dancing Branflake said...

No but now you've totally sold me on it!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

sounds amazing!

rolala said...

I've always been curious about Thai massage and after reading what you had to say about it, I really want to give it a try now. Thanks Dawn!

Splendid Sass said...

I am so happy to find your blog! Stunning images.
Have a nice Thursday.
Teresa
xoxo

Val said...

I think I need a Thai Message in my life.

B. in the Know said...

I love massage - especially Thai because it does such a great job of loosening you up and get at those deep knots! Glad you enjoyed it!
Much love,
B

Katie said...

That massage sounds amazing! Definitely sounds worth checking out :)

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

I've only enjoyed a couple of chair massages and some for back problems which were both great, but this Thai massage you've described is going on my wishlist now! Loved to get to know more about your clothing style, and the skirt thing doesn't surprise me;)

SabinePsynopsis said...

This sounds just wonderful, Dawn! My sweetheart always tells me about the amazing Thai massages he had in Thailand - very tempted to try out the new place the have here in London. xoxo

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

So lovely and romantic! =)

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Kavery said...

I have had one and it does feel good after! A friend had a Swedish massage and reckons that's even better.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Thai massages are awesome! I had daily ones in Chiang Mai! Visit Thailand! Spa trip (hehe I'll join!)

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks said...

I'm right there with you, Dawn! Yes- huge massage fan! And these photos are stunning. xoxo

Sunny & Star said...

Thai massages sound interesting. I just might have to give it a try myself.

On a side note that bedroom in your last photo is so dreamy.

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Lonely Wife Project said...

I LOVE Thai massages. I had no idea what I was in store for the first time I got one, but it's intense and amazing.

Dana said...

this sounds so cool!!! i absolutely love massages so I just might have to give Thai massage a try!!! xo,dana

Danielle said...

I've never had a Thai massage but I would LOVE to try one. Actually, any massage would due for me at this point : ) Glad you loved it and I don't blame you for already booking your next.

Danielle xo

Fashion Tales.... said...

I love massages, one of the few thing that I routinely do, a bimonthly must for anti-stress. I've never had a Thai massage though, I will have to check it out. I like Swedish and Shiatsu.

Rachel {little bits of lovely} said...

The thai massage sounds amazing Dawn, I think I will have to book one in! Love these dreamy pics, the light + brightness of them divine xx

M.E said...

i love Thai massage, fortunately here in Asia we have a great choice of massages :)

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Samantha Elisabeth said...

I love massages. For swimming we get a 15 minute one, and I almost cried when I had to miss mine this year! I need to try this...!

Punctuation Mark said...

I'm a fan and I need one ASAP to release all the tension accumulated over the past few months... did you see my email?

honey my heart said...

the massage sounds so great. i must try it.

Ali Rodriguez said...

That sounds fantastic! I love massages, and I love holding yoga poses so this might be the perfect in-between! I'll have to save up and try one... :)

Fash Boulevard said...

sounds amazing. i must try. thanks for sharing, hun. if you get a sec, I'd love to hear what you think of my latest. xo

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

I could do with one of those!! Am pleased it made you feel better, sounds wonderful!! Stunning pictures...hope you have a marvelous weekend!! xx

Sick by Trend said...

A Thai Massage sounds great. Amazing pictures :)

xx

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fashionsensitive said...

I also had a back problem (just because of my day by day in the office position) and started to go regularly to massage, but it was more a therapeutically one! I would love to try the Thai massage, have to see if we have one here! I loved your Closet! Clutches! Love them!

hope in high heels said...

I am SO booking my appointment. After hours and hours hunched over a computer, I think that's the perfect remedy!

honeybeeandmeonline.net said...

Your next one should be a watsu massage...

xo
m

Amy said...

I don't know if they do Thai massages where I live...Need to find out. I have been dropping hints about getting a massage to my husband for the past few weeks...Just had my second baby in October and I am in desperate need of one!

Amy

fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

Pretty Affair said...

i and my bf have had Thai massage whilst we were on holiday in Thailand (Koh Phangan) and i loved it but my bf felt like he's been beaten up ... ;) but then again - maybe he just needed to man up for the experience ;)

em.me.ma said...

i just fell inlove with your blog. pastel is where my heart is at!