One of the best parts of owning a wellness center is learning about all sorts of alternative therapies and having an opportunity to try them out so that I can share the experience with my community.
Marline is one of the newest practitioners and will be working at Just Breathe on Saturdays offering a wonderful blend of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Thai Massage. Not knowing what Thai Massage is, I asked and was told it was “lazy man’s yoga.” Being curious, I signed up for a session.
Thai Massage is done on a mat on the floor. You are fully clothed so it is perfect for those who do not like to get undressed or covered in oils. Marline started by rubbing and stretching my feet and, as I told her, anytime anyone wants to rub my feet, it is a good day.
She then pressed on my legs and proceeded to move my body into positions that I am familiar with from my yoga classes. She put me in a tree pose and stretched and opened my hips. Later in the massage, I was laying on my stomach and she gently pulled me into a very delicious back bend. It was far enough that I could feel my body stretch but never did she do anything that caused me discomfort or pain.
Something that surprised me was that she didn’t use just her hands but incorporated various parts of her body in stretching and manipulating my body including her elbows, knees, and even her feet. I felt relaxed and mellow after the massage but I think Marline got a good workout in.
Thai massage is great for reducing muscle soreness, increasing the range of motion and flexibility, improving circulation and lymphatic flow, improving posture, and reducing emotional stress and tension.
Marline is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a graduate of the Bancroft School of Massage in Worcester. She is also the mother to two young boys and recognizes how difficult it is for mother’s to find time for self-care. It is her vision to support and encourage women to not only make time for self-care but also to help them pay close attention to what their bodies are telling them which is why Marline is a perfect fit at Just Breathe.
Marline will also be offering Thai Reflexology in the Salt Room with Francesca at special events coming up soon including a special date night with or without your Honey on February 16th at 4 pm.
You may book an appointment with Marline by calling Just Breathe at 508-366-8292. Follow it up with a relaxing session in the Salt Room. You won’t be sorry!