Thai One On

The days (and boys) of summer are over! In need of a pick-me-up with fall chills lingering? Try a massage at the newest location of Sabai Thai Spa.

Thai One On - Spa

By Heidi Hofstad

The days (and boys) of summer are over! In need of a pick-me-up with fall chills lingering? Try a massage at the newest location of Sabai Thai Spa. We opted for the Herbal Compress Massage (Nuad Pra Kob) – one of the spa’s signature treatments – and tried unsuccessfully, not to fall asleep (way too relaxing)! Vervegirl chatted with Sabai Thai Spa Director Nisita Auttapong here:

VERVEGIRL: What’s the difference between a Thai massage and any other spa massage?
NISITA AUTTAPONG: The Thai massage dates back to 2,500 years in India during the age of Buddha. The client wears loose clothing, and the massage is performed on a mat on the floor or on a table. There are no oils used. Gentle stretching of the joints and muscles are combined with pressure point work along the body’s energy channels. The Thai massage is also called “Thai Yoga Massage” or “the Lazy Man’s Yoga” because of its resemblance to yoga positions. Unusual positions include a cobra stretch, where the torso is stretched up and back from the body, and sometimes, even walking on the client’s back.

VG: Best time of the day to get a massage treatment?
NA: Anytime is best! Mornings to re-energize and start your day; afternoons to take a break from stress; or evenings to relax and sleep well.

VG: Fave post-massage indulgence?
NA: Ginger tea.

Sabai Thai Spa
1867 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC
(604) 925-1074
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