Situated in the heart of Belfast’s City Centre, Orchid Thai is a hidden gem for anyone who loves a really good massage!
On arrival I noted the light, airy and modern feel to the salon. All masseuse were female and Thai, so we were very excited about how authentic our massage would be!
My masseuse guided me to the first treatment room, which was beautiful. I was invited to take my time and get prepared for the 1-hour full body massage which I had booked.
5 mins in and I relaxed on the bed and we began. She made me feel so relaxed and at home. My masseuse did ask how I would like my massage and if I was happy throughout; I feel this is really important and something you don’t get at all salons.
As someone who believes a massage does me the world of good – I did think twice as my masseuse performed some twists and turns on my body that I had to question as potentially dangerous – but after reading this useful article from www.thethailandlife.com I have no doubt Thai massage is great for you.
Benefits of Thai Massage
Unbeatable Stretching – The robust massage is excellent for limbering up limbs and relieving deep muscle tension afterwards useful for us stressed out civilians.
Improved Mental Well-Being – Having a physically relaxing experience is good for the mind. Like Tai Chi and Yoga, traditional Thai massage is as much a moving meditation as it is a massage.
Decreased Cortisol Levels – Most likely a contributing factor to the post-massage sense of well-being is the boost to serotonin (happy hormone) and reduction in cortisol (stress hormone) levels. A clear positive result.
Reprogramming the Mind – Massage increases delta wave frequency in our brains. This particular brain wave is closely associated with deep rest and sleep – I’m sure with less strenuous forms of massage you have experienced the sensation of nodding off on the table, as I have.
I can’t recommend Orchid Thai enough; an experience you will never forget and right in Belfast City Centre – they even do an express massage; you can fit into your lunch hour!
Bargain Alert: We spotted OhhSocial, which means you get 2 massages for the price of one!
OhhSocial is Northern Ireland’s new app offering exclusive 2-4-1 offers across the city. 2017 subscription is just £14.99 for the year and offers over £2,000 worth of discounts! Us Sugha Gals, can give it you today for only £10 here.
Be sure to check out all Orchids treatments available exclusively 2-4-1 on OhhSocial:
- Buy one 4 hands massage and get one free – save £75
- Buy one 60 minute Swedish massage and get one free – save £40
- Buy one 20 min massage and get one free – save £15