Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Q : What do I wear?
A : If you get the Traditional Thai massage, any loose comfortable or stretchy clothing works well. Sweats or Yoga clothes are perfect. You will have the option to wear the clothing we provide during your session as well.
If you get the Signature, Signature Deluxe massage or Thai Herbal Compress massage, you will need to wear comfortable Thai style pants we provide, you will need to undress on the top but your whole body will be covered with sheets and intimate parts of your body aren’t touched or massage.
Q : Should I tell my practitioner about any medical conditions, medications, or allergies?
A : Absolutely! This is very important! Some products and services our therapists use or perform can cause irritation and leave you with an unpleasant experience.
Q : Where do I keep my belongings?
A : You can take your belongings with you into your massage room.
Q : What should I expect at my Thai massage session?
A : First time recipients of the massage react differently; some find the pressing techniques - particularly those done with the thumb - a little uncomfortable; others are shocked at the degree of stretching their stiff body can achieve. Almost all feel relaxed, refreshed and much more flexible afterwards, and those who have regular Thai massage come to enjoy the deep pressure techniques and spectacular manipulations.
Q : How does Thai massage compare to Western massages?
A : Traditional Thai massage is always performed on a comfortable floor mat to provide for maximum mobility that allows the practitioner to utilize their body weight. The guest is fully clothed and no oils are required; however, are sometimes incorporated on the shoulders and neck.
Western style massages require the guest to undress for oils to be applied to the body and the massage is most often performed on a table. Western massage will typically focus on a specific area of the body where the guest has a given concern. Thai massage always performs work on the entire body addressing the guest's overall wellbeing to help the body function at its highest levels.
Additionally, Thai massage uses point pressure to open energy lines or "sens" in the body as diagramed throughout Asian culture. The energy work is combined with stretching techniques to open the guest's body creating a relaxing and simultaneously invigorating experience. A Thai massage practitioner may utilize their hands, elbows, knees, or feet throughout the massage. Western massage mainly focuses on kneading of muscular tissue through compression and various hand movements. Thai massage has been practiced for well over 2500 years, kept in its traditional form and is becoming increasingly popular in the West. You can read more about Thai massage here.
Q : Can my massage treatments be customized to fit my needs?
A : Yes! Please feel free to talk to your therapist. Our therapists are trained to deal with a variety of needs. Once you get into the room with your therapist, let him or her know your needs. Most services are customizable and your therapist will make recommendations and suggestions that pertain specifically to you and your well-being.
Q : How often can I get Thai massage?
A : The effects of a Thai massage session last about 3 days. It is perfectly safe to get Thai massage as often as 1-2 times per week.
Q : How do I make an appointment or reservation?
A : The best way is by Phone: 703-237-0105, 703-877-2215, 703-838-1614, 703-974-7215 or by Email : NOTE : PLEASE CALL for same day appointments. Emailing is not a confirmation of an appointment. Only a request, please wait for our confirmation email.
Q : How can I reschedule or cancel my reservation? Do I get charged?
A : We ask that you notify us at least 24 hours in advance if you need to change or cancel your service by phone or email. You may cancel your appointment without charge up to 24 hours preceding your appointment. Same day cancellations will be charged $50.00 per person. No shows will be charged full price of service.
If we are able to fill “your” time slot with somebody else, you will not be charged for that missed appointment.
Q : What happens if I show up late for my appointment?
A : We understand that life can get in the way which may cause you to be late for your scheduled appointment; if this is the case please call us as soon as possible to notify us of the delay. If you arrive late for your appointment, we will do its best to accommodate your session. This may result in a shorter version of your scheduled service in order to give the next scheduled on-time client their full service.
Q : Should I tip?
A : Leaving gratuities is appropriate for work well done. Most tips range from 15%-20% of the regular price of the service provided. For your convenience, tips can be taken care of either directly to your practitioner or during check out. Tips may also be given in cash or Visa or MasterCard.