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Thai Massage & Reiki FAQs

Thai Massage

Why should I get a Thai Massage?

Thai Massage is one of the best therapeutic massage/bodywork treatments available for chronic pain and sports injuries.  It is also an amazing treatment if you're experiencing lower back pain, sciatica, hip pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, jaw pain, arthritis, limited mobility or chronic pain. It is an outstanding way to help promote total relaxation and stress reduction. Together, these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically. Thai massage increases flexibility, releasing both deep and superficial tension, enhances the body’s natural energy flow, and promotes inner peace with a quiet mind. Initially affecting the physical body, it can then gradually reach the more subtle life forces - the emotions, thoughts, and senses. It is common for recipients to go into a Yoga Nidra state where time and space disappear and the healing takes place on a deeper level. Most clients report that following a session, they feel taller, more graceful, and more integrated, and they experience an exquisite sense of lightness in their body.


What can I expect in a Thai Massage session?

During a Thai massage the practitioner uses their hands, elbows, knees and feet to compress muscles, release tense points and to gently stretch the body allowing it to relax, open and literally decompress. The Thai method traces and clears ten energy lines, which run along the fascia, covering all muscle groups and organs, reaching the major body systems. Thai Massage also activates the Parasympathetic Nervous System: which immediately lowers your sense of stress, brings health benefits like reducing blood pressure and strengthening the immune system, and lifts your mood. Though active for the practitioner, this is completely passive for the client. Thai bodywork is practiced on a heated mat designed for comfort. Fort total ease, the client remains fully clothed.


What should I wear to a Thai massage session?

Please wear or bring a long sleeve shirt and long loose fitting pants (yoga/athletic) that will allow for ease of movement.


What will I experience in a Thai massage session?

After a Thai massage session, clients tend to feel as if they have been given a new body, one that is more limber, open and more alive. It is a true full body tune-up. This work is also effective for treating specific neuromuscular injuries, including muscle pain, spasm, dysfunction and chronic tightness. 


What are the benefits of Thai Massage?

The body benefits in five ways from Thai Massage:

1. Circulatory System: Improving blood circulation, lowers the heart rate, increases the temperature in the area being massage, increases lymphatic circulation and reduces edema (swelling).

2. Musculoskeletal System: Improving muscle strength and effectiveness, relieves muscle tension, reduces pain, removes toxins from the muscle mass, relaxes the tendons and enhances elasticity, increases joint mobility and flexibility, and reduces stiffness.

3. Nervous System:  Stimulates and improves activity of the nerves and sensations with effects of reducing pain, enhancing sensation to the skin, and improving the function of the internal organs such as stomach, intestines, etc.

4. Respiratory System:  Improves depth of breathing and relaxation.

5. Digestive System:  Increases elasticity of digestive tract and stomach movement prevents and relieves indigestion.

Information extracted from Thai Massage the Thai Way:  Healing Body and Mind.


What are the benefits of adding Herbs to a Thai Massage?

Thai Herbal massage uses hot herbal compresses that are applied to the body to alleviate pain and inflammation by opening skin pores and transferring medicating heat to the muscles, joints and energy lines. Imagine being covered in herbal heating pads-Ahhhhh! Herbal compress therapy helps to harmonize and relax the body, to loosen energy blockages. Smelling and inhaling the herb-infused vapors induces deep relaxation. The herbs have a balancing effect on the mind, and help to reduce stress. Using hot compresses on the chest, throat and sinuses can also loosen mucus and open up the nasal passages.



What can I expect in a Reiki session?

Reiki is performed on the client while they are fully clothed and lying on a massage table. Reiki is offered through light to medium, non-invasive touch with the practitioner's hands placed and held on a series of locations on the head and front and back of the body. Reiki is fantastic for stress reduction, relaxation, reducing anxiety, pain management, depression and insomnia. Reiki also activates the parasympathetic nervous system: which immediately lowers your sense of stress, brings health benefits like reducing blood pressure and strengthening the immune system, and lifts your mood.


How is Divine Spark different than other Reiki practices?

Divine Spark also incorporates the use of natural crystals and sound healing in their practice. Crystals are hand selected and placed on the client's energy centers based on their specific needs. Crystal singing bowls are used at the end of each session to soothe the system back into balance.


What should I wear to the Reiki session?

Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and avoid heavy meals and caffeine prior to the session.


What will I experience?

"I feel very refreshed and seem to be thinking more clearly." "I think I fell asleep." "I can't believe how hot your hands got!" "I feel more relaxed than even after a massage." "My headache is gone."


Clients often experience:

  • Heat or coolness coming form the practitioner's hands

  • Subtle pulsations where the practitioner's hands are placed or cascading waves throughout the body

  • A comforting and nurturing experience

  • Some people fall into a deep, sleep-like meditative state

  • The most common experience is an almost immediate release of stress and a feeling of deep relaxation


An interesting study reported that recipients frequently feel that they are hovering in a threshold state of consciousness, simultaneously aware of their surroundings and deeply relaxed.


Reiki is cumulative and even people who do not experience a deep release during the first session have progressively deeper experiences if they continue. Besides the immediate experience of Reiki, you may notice other changes that continue to unfold as the day goes on: perhaps stronger digestion, a sense of being more centered and poised and less reactive, and sleeping deeply that night.


What are some of the benefits of Reiki?


Reiki is very powerful in assisting with healing in the following areas:

Relaxation and stress relief

Pain relief and pain management

Finding peace and moving on from the past

Balancing mind, body & spirit

Balancing the chakras and aura

Removing spirit attachments, negative entities and negative psychic cords

Removing the memory of physical, mental and emotional trauma on a cellular level

Past life issues

Child abuse

Karmic issues

Unconscious patterns

Shadow self

Physical abuse 

Psychic and psychological attack


Develops good habits


Develops compassionate action

Clearing the mind



Creates determination and completion

Manifests material goals

Improves learning ability

Heals communication issues

Increases creativity

Claiming your power


Empowers your goals

Brings peace and creates trust in life

Relieves anxiety

Supports recovery from depression

Assists with balancing system when recovering from chemotherapy


Fear and panic

Manifests the best results

Increases clairvoyance

Manifests goals

Creates priorities

Why Thai Massage & Reiki?

Reiki & Thai Massage are therapies that yield amazing results for balancing the system on all levels (i.e. physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual.) Whether you are looking for pain relief, relaxation, emotional healing, balancing of your chakras and aura or are ready to hit the restart button, Divine Spark offers the relief you need. Offering Reiki with Crystals and Sound Therapy, Chakra Balancing, Thai Massage, Aura Balancing, Herbal Compress Massage, Cupping and Scraping in Richmond VA.


Additional Questions?

Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.

FAQs Reiki section

What is Thai Massage? What are the benefits of Reiki? If you have questions, we have answers. Divine Spark offers relaxing Reiki and authentic Thai Massage in Richmond Va. Release pain, tension and let the relaxation and healing begin!

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