– Thara Therapeutic Massage Therapist
– Thai Massage Therapist
– Therapeutic Body Work Therapist
Many people enjoy a Thai massage on holiday in Thailand but are unsure where to go for one in Hong Kong. Andrew specialises in Thai massage and was trained at the Watpo Thai Traditional Medical and Massage School, a famous training school in Salaya, Thailand, that has been in operation since 1955.
Thara Therapeutic Massage is a therapeutic cross fiber massage technique that is highly efficient in reducing pain and stimulating the body’s ability to heal itself from many disorders and malfunctions. It originated in the unique Thai Lanna therapeutic massage and has been refined by the Thara Massage Institute through a decade of research and development incorporating countless hours of trials.
Thara Massage bodywork techniques are not limited to any one protocol or fixed pattern of massage. Instead, the approach is flexible, allowing a more targeted approach. Andrew will incorporate such techniques as cross fiber massage, joint distraction, concentric and eccentric stretching, passive and active stretching, etc., as appropriate for the individual client. This especially helpful in conditions such as frozen shoulder, stiff neck, headaches, numbness in the legs and feet and muscle strains and sprains.
The difference between Thai massage and other forms of massage, such as Swedish, deep tissue and shiatsu, etc., is that Thai massage works your entire body. It stimulates circulation and is quite invigorating. In fact, some people refer to Thai massage as ‘yoga for the lazy’. The therapist uses his or her own hands, knees, legs and feet to stretch the client and apply pressure to muscles and joints. The focus is on stimulating the acupressure points in relation to the energy lines of the body and providing relief by stretching and loosening tight muscles, releasing tension and relieving joints.
After evaluating the client and noting any issues of concern, Andrew uses his heightened sense of touch to feel for tension and misalignment in the muscles. He works deep in the tissues, stretching, separating and releasing. This is especially helpful in conditions such as frozen shoulder, stiff neck, headaches, numbness in the legs and feet and muscle strains and sprains.
Andrew is deeply passionate about his work and finds that he can achieve remarkable results in very few sessions. Clients remain fully clothed and lie comfortably on a mattress on the floor.
See What Our Clients Are Saying
I would recommend everyone to experience Chow's amazing therapeutic massage skills. This passionate, unique and caring human has being trained in the most reliable places of this planet that are knowledgeable for their oldest complex and highly efficient technics of body treatments. Wished he was geographically closer to Australia.Cynthia Sierra DiazCEO Medichol Australia
I am so impressed and grateful with the wonderful work done by the Body Group.RFHong Kong
Some skiing (and age) had left my lower back painful, with serious pain in my right leg and knee that was restricting my mobility.
Caroline worked on my spine, and put things back in the right place so I was mobile and pain free again, whilst some painful sessions with Andrew separated and stretched my leg and back muscles, and released the connective tissues.
This meant that a little over 6 weeks later I am fully mobile and virtually pain free.
Great work, Body Group!
I was recommended to visit Andrew, a Thai massage therapist with extensive experience to resolve muscular tension and stiffness.I.T.Hong Kong
Andrew worked on each muscle and tendon separately, allowing circulation to resume in problem areas where it was previously blocked. He uses this technique he develops over years of studies and practice.
Relief was the affect of this treatment, one that is effective resulting from a combination of related techniques. Areas where I had previously experienced numbness and a restriction of mobility have greatly improved immediately after the visit.
I've been receiving treatments from Andrew (Chow) for over half a year and he is very professional, knowledge and caring. High recommend Andrew to anyone who is seeking fixings of their health problems.T.W.Hong Kong
thanks to Andrew Chow of Body Group who helps to cure my long standing shoulder and neck pain. His deep tissue treatment techniques nail down to the root causes of the pains. An efficient, worth-for-value treatment that offers enduring cure to my back and neck pain!Mars W.Hong Kong
Andrew (Chow) was very patient and skilful in working on each muscle and tendon to release decades of tension and stiffness that had accumulated in my body. After just a few sessions, I was able to stand taller, my breathing felt a lot easier and circulation had returned to areas which had previously been blocked.Adeline C.Hong Kong
I had a chronic left hamstring and buttock injury and every time I tried to run, it would pull and hurt. This left me limping for days. I was having a hard time trying to stay fit because I kept re-injuring myself. After seeing Andrew, he explained my problem and the started to massage and press deep into my legs, ankles, thighs and all the muscles of my hip and back. I had no idea that I had so many painful areas. The injured side felt so different from the uninjured side. After the first session I could feel a difference in the way I walked. After a few more sessions I started to run and have been so happy that the old injury has not returned. I see Andrew on a regular basis to keep me feeling flexible and my muscles are loose. His knowledge of how the joints and muscles work is so different from anything I have ever experienced. All I can say is that he’s committed to helping you improve and keeping you from re-injury.Robert R.
For years I had pain along my spine. They feel stiff and ache, especially when I would wake up in the morning. I had an old injury from a car accident and I think that the muscles were never treated correctly. Andrew massaged on both sides of my spine, my low back, neck and head. It felt amazing. After one session I felt 75% better. By the 4th session I no longer had this chronic pain. I would recommend Andrew and his unique style of deep massage.James P.Hong Kong
After the first sessions with Andrew, I felt more flexible and had less over all body aches and knew a few more sessions would help certain issues and improve the circulation in my legs. After the second session, the 7 year old nagging pain in my lower back was completely gone! After the third session with Andrew, the restless leg syndrome or sciatica in my left leg is 99% improved. I highly recommend Andrew if you are struggling with a chronic pain anywhere on your body. I’ve never in my life experienced any type of treatment like this and so grateful that he was recommended to me by the physical therapist.Mrs DUSA
Been seeing Dani for Chi Nei Tsang and Caroline for physio and they are nothing but amazing. I recently had a Thai massage by Andrew and it was the best massage I've had in a long time. Worth every dime if you have serious lower back as digestive problems like meClara LHong Kong