Do you want to be free from that muscle tension and joint pain?

Thai massage is more effective than a regular massage because it combines massage, yoga and acupressure. Learn why over 7,000 people in Toronto like you have chosen and enjoyed the benefits of our Thai massage.

What is Thai Massage?

Thai massage is a therapeutic technique that combines massage, yoga and acupressure, to relieve tension, pain and stress, while calming your mind

The experience is a series of rhythmic compressions that combine stretches and acupressure making you feel lighter after every session.


Massage is at the core of Thai Massage, as a way to release knots and aches from your muscles.  Your massage practitioner will identify the areas of pain, and will release the tension that has built up in your body.  Your practitioner will also adjust the amount of pressure (light, moderate, deep) to suit your comfort level, to make sure you feel the results and have a great experience.


Thai massage is often referred to as “lazy man’s yoga” because the stretching is done for you.  The same breathing, relaxation and meditation practices used in yoga can also be  found in Thai massage.  And let us be the first to tell you that if you enjoy yoga you will love Thai massage.


Acupressure blends acupuncture and pressure as a therapeutic technique based on acupuncture.  During your session of Thai massage, your therapist may apply pressure to pressure points on your body, with their hands, elbows, forearms and feet (yes, feet).  There are hundreds of different pressure points on your body that can unlock an array of benefits for your mind and body.

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How a Thai Massage can Benefit You

Avoid injuries

The therapy helps you to become aware of stiffness and weakness within your muscles and joints.  Weaknesses that may lead to injury if left unchecked.

Release your knots

Because of the difference in the techniques during the massage, your practitioner is able to target and “un-thai” deep rooted knots.  You will notice a release of major knots after your Thai massage.

Improve your flexibility

This is a great benefit.  And is especially beneficial if you are feeling pain in major joints (ex: hips, shoulders, neck).  Many yoga practitioners and athletes trust us with their bodies to help them increase their stretches.

Recover faster

If you have ever been sidelined from your favourite sport or activity, a Thai massage can help you get back in the game.  The secret is in the combination of techniques that stimulate muscle relaxation, blood flow, joint rotations and deep breathing.

Power up

Stretching gives the muscles access to more fibres, which in turn leads to greater speed, power and endurance.  Thai massages may give you the competitive edge that you need in your next race, performance, game and every day life.

Combine your Thai massage with regular Yoga exercises, to increase the benefits of your massage for a longer period of time, and to relieve chronic pains.

Dawn Obokata - Happy Urban Nirvana Customer

"Getting everything working properly, finding all those hidden stresses that we hold in our bodies, and just being able to release that regularly... I think it's just great! "

-Dawn, Actor/ESL Teacher
Happy Customer since 2012

Common Questions about Thai Massage

What is Thai massage and how is it different from other massage or healing modalities?
Thai massage is considered to be “assisted yoga”; the practitioner puts the client into a series of yoga-like stretches throughout the session. Thai massage is essentially like having Yoga done for you. Thai massage is also known to be more energizing than most forms of massages. There is an interesting dichotomy with Thai massages, as it renders both relaxation and invigoration.
Will my extended health care plan cover the costs of massage therapy treatments?
At Urban Nirvana, we do have RMT (Registered Massage Therapists) available, who give Thai massage treatments and give a receipt that you can submit to your health care provider. You must ask specifically for an RMT if you have coverage. We also have Thai Massage Practitioners  who have Holistic licenses. Some extended healthcare plans include Holistic treatments. We provide receipts for all treatments.
How often should I visit?
If you are working through an injury or discomfort, we recommend you come in for a Thai massage once a week until you have recovered. For maintenance, come in for a massage at least once a month to uphold the benefits. Your body will tell you when you need a follow up massage treatment.
Do I have to be athletic or a certain age?
No! We have clients of all ages and of all body types. You do not have to be flexible or particularly athletic to receive a Thai massage. Urban Nirvana has teachers and practitioners that cater to all  levels.
Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes we do! We offer gift certificates AND gift cards. An Urban Nirvana gift certificates/cards are a great way to show someone how much you care.

What you should expect

Cuthbert, Happy Customer since 2011

"I would describe it as active yoga. Someone else is doing Yoga to you. It's being stretched by someone else in positions you would never think of doing yourself".

Happy Customer since 2011

Pick a date and time

Use our online booking form or give us a call, and we will do our best to acomodate the time that is best for you.


How much time will we be spending together?

You can choose between a 60, 90, or 120 minute massage to suit your needs.


Individual assessment

Tell us where it hurts and what your goals are (ex: get rid of nagging pain, improve posture, get back into the gym) and we will do the rest.



How much pressure

Let us know how much pressure you are comfortable with.  We will adjust the pressure we use during your session, so feel free to ask for more or less pressure.


Unique experience

If this is your first Thai massage, you will notice the difference right away: during and after your massage.

You want to be free from pain. We want to help you.

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Delaying your treatment can hurt you

  • From mild to chronic – If you allow your muscles to be tense for too long, you can end up with a chronic problem.  Chronic muscle pains take a longer time to heal and treat, and can have mid to long term effects on your body.


  • Not so straight – Tense muscles can pull your body out of alignment, and cause a shift in your posture.  Over time this can lead to problems with other muscle groups in your body, and will add unnecessary pressure to your joints.


  • “But I don’t have time” – We all have many responsibilities.  And though we may be able to change jobs, hobbies, and routines, we will only ever have one body.  If you don’t take care of your body, who will?


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