Thai Massage

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
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
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

Traditional Thai Yoga Massage has its roots in the Indian system of Yoga and Ayurveda.

The legendary founder of this art, Dr. Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, is believed to have been an Ayurvedic doctor from northern India that reached what is now Thailand at the same time as Buddhism – as early as the 3rd or 2nd century B.C.  

Thai massage employs the usage of energy line system - the Ten Sen - identifying 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, concentrating in the work of healing and intuition on the flow of energy. This unique and powerful therapy blends elements of acupressure, Yoga, Reflexology, Physiotherapy, meditation, energy healing, chiropractic and Ayurveda.

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

TBY SPA Member

Become a TBY Spa member for discounted treatments.

  • Flexible membership: is a rolling payment of £46 every two weeks for 60 minutes massage.

  • SPA Membership 15% discount on therapies: is a rolling monthly payment of £51 each month for £60 credit to use on any TBY Spa Treatments. 24hr cancellation and t&c applies.

  • The credit can be use for full or partial payment. Any unused credit is rolled into the following billing period.

  • If you cancel the membership you have until the end of the calendar month to use all remaining credit.

  • The membership have no cash value. T&C, Booking, cancellation policies published in this website apply.

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. 

Special offer on Thai massage

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


What to expects


Thai Yoga Massage is done on a firm mat on the floor with the patient dressed in light clothes. 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 Yoga massage looks and feels like a graceful dance between giver and receiver.

Choose from:

Traditional Thai Yoga Massage may include:

  • Head, neck and shoulder massage

  • Face massage

  • Back massage

  • Arms and hands massage

  • Abdomen massage

  • legs and feets massage

  • body stretches

Duration: 60 min, 90 min or 2hrs.

Head, neck, shoulder massage: It breaks down knots and soothes away tensions in your upper body. By stimulating the nerves on your scalp and the blood circulation within your head, it also relieves headaches and leaves you relaxed and re-energized. 30 minutes minimum.

Ayurvedic Head Massage: similar to Thai head massage but with the use of Ayurvedic oils.

Cancellation Policy: 24 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 with less then 24hrs 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
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
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 Side Effects

  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.