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Traditional Thai Medicine System

Best massage outside of Thailand - Raffaella was able to find all of my points of tension without being told and treated them beautifully. Will definitely be back.
— Melanie Kate
I really enjoyed Raffaella’s Thai Massage, it was very good and very thorough. Better than the ones I received in Thailand!
— Eva Timulakova

Nuad Boran is the Thai name for ‘Thai Massage’, which translate as ‘Ancient Massage’.


Dr. Jivaka Komara Bhacca

Nuad Boran Thai Massage was developed more than 2500 years ago by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha (   Shivago Kompara ), an Ayurvedic Doctor from the Himalayas. He studied medicine and was the physician of kings, noblemen and the Buddha. 

Thai medicine is believed to have “Rural” and “Royal Traditions. The rural tradition of healing is non scholarship and passed down to generations orally from the teacher to its pupils. The Royal tradition which is the one we offer, was developed at the royal court and shows influence from India, China, the Muslim world, showing great influence from the Ayurvedic and Yogic tradition and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Thai massage is based on energy line system - the Ten Sen - acupressure points and Asana Chikitsa {therapeutic stretches and assisted poses} to increase the vital flow of Prana/Chi, or life force. The massage is given in a meditative way, done over clothing, on a floor-mat. This unique and powerful therapy blends elements of acupressure, Yoga, Reflexology, Physiotherapy, meditation, energy healing, and Ayurveda.

The Royal tradition massage starts from the head, supposed to the rural tradition that starts from the feet.

Unlike other massages, Thai massage is done over your clothing. Its recommended to wear gym or yoga type clothing, with not hard belts or metal fastening.

Massage Therapy including Thai Massage has been prove to help with Chronic back pain and depression, a non surgery/pharmaceutical treatment. Read article here. 

Understanding chronic pain, read article here


Raffaella is certified L1, L2, L3 Therapeutic Thai Massage by Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai

Recognised by the Thai government, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Public Health.

Member of Thai Healing Alliance International.


Traditional Royal Thai massage is a full body massage combining pressure points and stretches for a whole body reset.

If you book a Traditional Thai massage of 60 minutes or longer, you can request Therapeutic treatment to be included within your appointment. Please make your request at time of booking.

Therapeutic Thai massage use specific therapeutic techniques and acupressure used in Thai community hospital approved by the Thai Government, proved to be effective in solving the following ailments:

  • Headache and neck pain (minimum 15 min. massage)

  • Neck stiffness (minimum 15 min. massage)

  • Shoulder blade stiffness/frozen shoulder (minimum 25 min. massage)

  • Arm Pain/Weakness (minimum 15 min. massage)

  • Back - Lower back pain (minimum 60 min. massage)

  • Leg Pain (minimum 15 min. massage)

  • Knee pain (minimum 20 min. massage)

  • Sprained ankle (minimum 10 min. massage)

  • Indigestion (minimum 15 min. massage)

  • Constipation (minimum 15 min. massage)

  • Dizziness (minimum 15 min. massage)

  • Prevention of menstrual cramps (minimum 25 min. massage)

  • You can book a massage just for the specific area (or more then one area) to treat or combine it with a whole body massage.

  • If you have more then one area that need therapeutic massage, you can book more than one treatment at the same time.

Booking an appointment

  1. Select the appointment and choose date and time. Thai massage is also available as a Gift Voucher.

  2. To use your voucher, just add your code to: "redeem coupon/package" at the check out.

    Booking System and pricing explained here. 

Book Full body Thai Massage

Special offer on Thai massage

Enjoy the Thai Massage experience more often at discounted prices (validity 6 months and can be shared): 

What to expect


Traditional Thai Massage is done on a firm mat on the floor with the patient dressed in light clothing (any gym or yoga clothing is good). Typically a session last between 1-2 hours, or longer.

The therapist uses hands, feet, knees and elbows to apply a combination of acupressure, gentle rocking and twisting, joint and spine mobilizations and assisted yoga stretches. Using bodyweight instead of strength and a steady and meditative rhythm, Thai massage looks and feels like a graceful dance between giver and receiver.

The style Raffaella is trained is Thai massage of the Royal tradition. The Royal tradition was developed at the royal court and shows influence from India, China, the Muslim medicine systems, including the Ayurveda and Yoga tradition and Traditional Chinese Medicine. This type of Thai Massage is highly therapeutic and starts from the head instead of the feet.

We also offer Ayurvedic Head Massage: similar to Thai head massage but with the use of Ayurvedic oils to balance the doshas.

Cancellation Policy: 48 hours notice is required to cancel or reschedule a private consultation. Once a session has been booked, your consultation will have been planned and your time slot reserved for you. Cancellation or reschedule of a consultation less then 48 hrs notice but more then 24hr you will be give a voucher for 50% of the value of your appointment, with less then 24hr notice or no-show will require to pay the full cost. 

What people say:

Raffaella has been a kind, generous and accommodating teacher and therapist. She has created an incredible environment for people to check out from hectic work schedules, relax and look within. I highly recommend TBY thai yoga massage.
— Elizabeth Matthews
I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful Thai Massage. It was pure relaxation for mind, body and soul. You have a wonderful skill and I felt thoroughly relaxed throughout the whole process, and for a long time afterwards. My muscles felt incredibly light and my persistent lower back pain was released and eased for a long time afterwards. My busy and anxious mind was stilled. I cannot recommend the massage enough, and look forward to my next one!
— Hannah Brinklow
Thank you so much for the wonderful Thai massage last evening. It was totally relaxing and uplifting and my body feels thoroughly rejuvenated this morning!
— Julie Earl
Raffaella’s Thai massage was able to ease a number of areas of discomfort I was experiencing in my upper and lower back. A day or two later, I was feeling completely refreshed and re-energised. Tension that I had previously felt in various places had eased and I must admit to feeling generally, a lot less tired and lethargic.
I would highly recommend visiting The Balanced Yoga. In addition to the various physical benefits, I found the massage itself to be very relaxing and a rare chance to unwind without interruptions, thank you Raffaella!
— Charlie Tottman
It was a pure relaxing experience, I felt my muscles relaxed,
My flexibility regain and stiffness gradually improved.
My muscles tension in my upper body decreased so I felt immediately less
Stressed and overall a sensation of pure bliss... Inundated my mind I felt
I could connect with Raffaella through her positive energy.
Looking forward to the next session!!
— Pamela Maiolatesi
Really enjoyed receiving the thai massage you gave me yesterday. Noticed a big difference in jaw, neck and back ❤️
— Julie Emmerson - posted on FB

General information on Deep Tissue Massage

  1. Sore/aching muscles: Muscle soreness on the treated area is a common side effect following massage therapy. It is normal because the muscles worked with during a deep tissue massage may not have been touched or manipulated often, if ever. Soreness may feel in the days after like a good workout. It may feel mild or moderate and should fade over the days following treatment. If soreness continues past a few days and worsens with time, please contact your doctor.

  2. Pain: Pain may also occur during massage treatment: your muscles may not be used to deep manipulation. This should also subside as the massage continues: if it does not or is intense, let your massage therapist know and they can evaluate the treatment. If pain continues after the massage, it may be beneficial to put ice on the troubled areas to reduce inflammation and stay away from intense physical exertion.

  3. Sleepiness: After the massage, you may feel tired or fatigued. This may be the case because of muscle relaxation or release of stress after the massage. This effect should not last longer than the day of treatment.

  4. A headache: It is not uncommon for clients to experience headaches after a deep tissue massage. This may be due to awkward head positioning during the treatment. Try to rest your head or take a break from demanding activities if this occurs, and call your doctor if it lasts more than a few days after treatment.

  5. Nausea: Because massage deals with and releases toxins from the body, sometimes nausea may occur after treatment. It is not unheard of for clients to feel as though they have an upset stomach in the hours and days after their massage. If this happens, try resting or drinking water to ease nauseation and avoid intense activities.