Community Thai Massage, Whole-Body Wellness at Reduced Rates

by Aiyana Fraley
Community Thai Massage Aiyana Fraley

Several weeks ago, I was sitting on my meditation cushion thinking about how I could share Thai massage with more people in my community. In observing why more people aren’t requesting it more, I noticed that there are a couple of barriers that are keeping it at a distance. The first is awareness that it is a type of massage (one of the best in my opinion) and the other is the cost. It is more expensive than the readily available Swedish relaxation massage found at most spas and that’s because it is a specialty massage that requires additional training and many hours of practice.  Thai massage  also looks different from what most people expect from a massage and that can make some reluctant to try it out. I am going to address both of these barriers with Community Thai Massage. 

When I was in massage school in ’98, I took my first Thai massage training and was stoked about getting out there and offering it. I soon found out it wouldn’t be that easy. Spas were not equipped with space or the clientele for this type of massage, so I let it go and focused on other modalities. Lots of things have changed since then. For one, our yoga community has grown exponentially and the practice is more popular than ever before. Thai massage is also called Thai yoga massage and embraced by the yoga community. I also became a certified yoga teacher and I now know how to better educate clients and the public on the benefits of this healing art. I returned to my Thai massage studies several years ago with trainings in traditional Thai massage and Vedic Thai massage. 

When I started working on my own here in St. Pete, I knew Thai massage was going to be a big part of what I offer because of the profound healing it has on the mind, body and spirit. So with all this in my mind and heart this idea came to me to offer Community Thai Massage in St. Petersburg. I have worked out the details and I am ready to put this out there with the intention that it will raise awareness of Thai massage as a healing art, make it easier for those who have an interest in trying Thai massage to come and experience it, and make it affordable for our community. This is also my way of paying reverence to my teachers for sharing their wisdom with me. They are as much a part of this community offering as I am. 

What Community Thai Massage Is All About

During the Community Thai Massage hours I will offer sessions at a discounted rate of $45 for 50 minutes with option to add additional time if available. Regular rates for Thai massage are $85 for an hour and $110 for 90 minutes. I anticipate that these sessions will fill up, so take advantage of the discounted rate and schedule your session. In exchange for the discount, I ask that you help me share Thai massage with others by sharing feedback online. I feel strongly that this offering will bring the right people who are committed to their health and wellness, and who support the community building aspect of this practice. 

I find that clients who receive regular Thai massage feel they can manage stress better, are more in touch with their body’s and the changes they experience as a result of stress. They also tend to be more motivated to eat better and exercise, which also contributes to their overall well-being.

I also offer donation-based guided mediation classes and full moon reiki healing monthly. Please take a look at my schedule for those times and days. 

What is Thai Massage

Thai massage, or Thai yoga massage, combines massage, stretching and energy work together. I use my hands, palms, thumbs, elbows, knees and feet to apply pressure along the energy lines of the body followed by stretching that further assists the flow of energy in the body. It recharges the body and balances the nervous system. You are fully clothed during a session and stretched to your comfort level. The massage is therapeutic, invigorating and relaxing all at the same time. If you have been wanting to try Thai massage out, this is the Universe answering your call. 

Read more about Thai Massage FAQs here

What You Need to Know Before Your Community Thai Massage Session

  • Wear comfortable clothes. Loose pants or leggings preferred.
  • Avoid eating at least two hours before your session. Eating before your session can make you feel uncomfortable as there will be a combination of abdominal massage, twisting and stretches.
  • Good hygiene is expected.
  •  Flexibility is not a requirement, neither is previous yoga experience. Come as you are and you will have an amazing experience with your body.

Who Can Receive Thai Massage

Healthy adults can receive Thai massage without any contraindications. However, if you have any of the following health conditions consult your doctor first as this may not be the right massage for you. You are welcomed and encouraged to see me for reiki healing or sound healing instead, if you are experiencing any of these health conditions.

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart condition including heart disease and coronary artery disease
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal injury
  • Neurological damage or associated conditions
  • Pregnancy (*depends on the trimester and health.)
  • Cancer 
  • Any illness requiring invasive medical treatments
  • Recent surgery

The Details on Community Thai Massage in St. Pete

To pre-book a Community Thai Massage session with me email me at I look forward to sharing this beautiful healing art with you. 

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