THAI MASSAGE 

Receive Thai massage from a Thailand trained practitioner. 

MEET THE PROFESSIONALS

CHARLENE GAFFNEY, L.M.T.


Bio : "Charlene is a board certified massage therapist and licensed massage therapist in the state of TN #4074. She graduated from Blue Cliff School of Therapeutic Massage in Gulfport, MS in 2001 and travels to Thailand as often as possible since 2014. She is a registered Thai massage therapist and instructor with the Thai Healing Alliance Interntional and a certified educator with the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education. She holds a B.A. in psychology and language and an M.A. in English/ESL from the University of Memphis.




JEFFREY ELKINS, M.Ac.


Bio : "Jeffrey is a board certified Thai massage instructor who first studied Thai massage at the Old Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 1998. He is also a graduate of the Florida School of Massage 2005 and organizes annual study trips to Thailand for licensed massage therapists. Jeffrey holds a B.A. in international studies from the University of Tennessee and an M.Ac. from the Academy of Five Element Acupuncture."





SERVICES - Please scroll to bottom of page for appointment request form

THAI MASSAGE


This session is performed on a comfortable, futon-style mat on the floor. You, the receiver, remain clothed and mostly passive. The practitioner uses direct muscle pressure combined with movement of your joints to release restricted movement patterns and loosen you up! Thai massage is helpful to clients who ​​​​​​

  • desire to increase mobility and move/open their body in new ways
  • are able to lie down on a mat on the floor
  • are ready to receive assisted yoga-style stretching
  • experience pain due to chronic muscle tension
  • are recovering from soft-tissue injury (and the past acute healing phase)
  • seek options for injury prevention sit for extended period
  • participate in athletic activities that create stiff, sore muscles
  • are beginning a new exercise routine or yoga practice
  • want to remain clothed during themassage
  • want to feel energized and open at the end of the massage session





POLICIES & PROCEDURES

TERMS OF SERVICE


  • All sessions are by appointment only. Please, no walk-ins.
  • Massage therapy services are not a substitute for medical examinations and/or diagnosis and it is recommended that you see a physician for any physical ailments.
  • You agree to truthfully disclose your current state of health to your massage practitioner and provide updates on your health on all subsequent visits.
  • Body hygiene and cleanliness will be suitable for receiving massage.
  • Massage is offered for therapeutic purposes only. Inappropriate suggestion or behavior will be unequivocally refused. Failure to follow this rule will result in immediate law enforcement reporting and termination of the session with no refund.
  • You should not receive massage if you have any of the following conditions : fever, hemorrhage, blood clots, inflamed lymph nodes, contagious disease, infectious skin disease, edema due to chronic heart failure or kidney failure, acute phlebitis and/or deep vein thrombosis, under the influence of alcohol or drugs.




AVAILABILITY


CHARLENE Tuesday 10am - 4pm Wednesday 12pm - 6pm Thursday 10am - 4pm Saturday 11:30pm - 3pm JEFFREY Tuesday 10am - 5pm Thursday 10am - 5pm Friday 10am - 5pm Saturday 12pm - 5pm Sunday 12pm - 5pm




INVESTMENT


*updated May 2020 one hour session $100 one and one half hour session $150 tips are not included, never required, always appreciated




PAYMENT OPTIONS


Preferred methods of payment are cash, check or VENMO Payments are made directly to your service provider after services are rendered. New clients may be asked to pay a 50% non-refundable deposit on their first appointment.




BOOKING


  • Complete the appointment request form below. You will receive a response within 48 - 72 hours with further instructions. Please expect a 2 - 4 week waiting period on all bookings. Same day appointments are not available.
  • All clients must complete the online intake form prior to the first appointment.
  • If you are late for an appointment the session will still end at the scheduled time. There will be no compensation given for the late start and you are responsible for the full amount of time reserved.





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