Welcome

Welcome to Thai Orchid Spa and Massage
Sawadee Ka!

Please note that our Christmas opening hours are as follows:

Tuesday 23rd December 11am to 7pm

Wednesday 24th December 11am to 5pm

Thursday 25th December ** Closed **

We will be closed between Christmas and New Year

Thursday 1st January ** Closed **

Friday 2nd January 11am to 7pm

Saturday 3rd January 11am to 6pm

If we don’t see you before Christmas, we hope you have a wonderful holiday break!

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We welcome you to the Thai Orchid Spa and Massage located in the heart of Monkseaton, near Whitley Bay in North Tyneside.

We aim to bring to you a unique experience in the calming environment of our boutique spa, allowing you to enjoy luxury treatments surrounded by traditional Thai arts and crafts.

Whether this is your first visit for a Thai massage or if you want to re-live your holiday to the land of smiles, we are sure you will enjoy your visit to our small oasis.

Please take a look around our site and then give us a call to arrange your visit.

We also offer gift vouchers for that ultimate expression of giving!

Customer Feedback

We are proud of the feedback we receive daily from our customers. Here are a small selection of comments that have recently been posted on our Tripadvisor page…

I have visited Thai Orchid several times over the last three months and have had fantastic service from Parida and her team. From the moment you walk through the door the friendly atmosphere hits you. You are shown to a beautifully decorated and relaxing room to await your treatment. I have tried the oil massage, traditional Thai massage and the hot compress – all fantastic.

– Fiona

I’m really happy I found Thai orchid massage, Parida and her staff are very very good . My sport injuries always feel better after a massage at Thai orchid spa. I highly recommend it.

– John A.

First time I’ve visited this business and I’ll be back soon for sure. A great experience delivered by ultimate professionals. All the staff were very friendly and the shop beautifully arranged. I feel better all ready!

– Peter H.

Team

The heart of the spa

All of our staff are experienced Thai masseures, having originally qualified at the home of Thai Massage, Wat Pho, in Bangkok. Additionally, as well as our Thai qualifications, we have also cross-trained here in the UK and obtained fully recognised local certifications.

We pride ourselves on the professionalism of our team and of the high-level standard of service we provide.

Parida
Manager and Therapist
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Parida has trained extensively in the UK and Thailand. She is specialised in deep tissue massages, often being called upon to provide relief to sport-related injuries.
Dao
Reception Manager
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Anyone visiting our premises will have met Dao. She keeps the business running smoothly, answering phone calls and scheduling appointments. She also ensures that there is an abundance of clean laundry for the treatment rooms.
Sue
Therapist
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Sue is our newest therapist and has trained, like Parida, in traditional Thai massage in Wat Po, Thailand.
Aoi
Therapist
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Aoi comes to us with over five years of experience and is proving to be a very popular member of the team.

 

Pricing

Here is our pricing menu
Premium Treatments

We offer a large range of Premium Treatments, all with the same simple pricing structure. Simply choose the treatment you would like (or ask one of our therapists for advice) and then choose how long you’d like to spend with us. We also have a choice of 30 minute or 60 minute gift cards available for those special occasions.

Please visit our treatments page to learn more about the individual treatments available.

  • Traditional Thai Massage
  • Thai Herbal Massage
  • Foot and Leg Massage
  • Back and Shoulder Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Thai Hot Herbal Compress Massage
  • Sports Massage
Orchid Signature Treatments

In addition to our Premium treatments, we also have a limited range of Signature treatments as detailed here. Please note that gift cards can not be used for these treatments currently.

Treatments

An overview of the services we offer
Traditional Thai Massage

Traditional Thai Massage is a 2500-year-old technique for relaxing the body and quietening the mind. It can help to relieve many physical problems such as back pain, tense shoulders and neck, stiffness, poor posture, indigestion and sciatica as well as more mental problems like stress and lethargy.

The basic form of the massage is performed fully clothed (no oils are used) on a mat on the floor. The technique involves putting gentle but firm pressure on the body with the palms and thumbs, as well as relaxing stretching of the limbs and back. In this way it works effectively on skin, muscle, the organs and the skeletal structure. Blood and lymph circulation is increased and waste substances are removed from tissues.

If you have existing aches or pains, inform the therapist who can provide a focussed deep tissue massage to help relax and ease the muscles (please note, this is not suitable for injuries – these must be discussed with the therapist before any treatment).

Traditional Thai massage can be performed while fully clothed (light/thin garments only).  You are welcome to wear your own or we can provide suitable clothing for your session.

Herbal Compress Massage

Thai Style Steam Heated Herbal Compress Massage has been practiced by Thai healers for many hundreds of years. The hot herbal compress provides a truly unique experience that stimulates the senses, whilst the deep penetrating warmth and blended herbs sooth and alleviates muscle tension, aches and pains, and trigger a powerful body purification and detoxification process.

The treatment combines eastern massage techniques with a light pressure patting, rolling, kneading and gentle but deeply effective massage. The heat from the compress carries the herbal essences and the essential oils deep into the skin, underlying tissues and organs. The treatment brings about a deep sensation of comfort and warmth, the compresses are soaked and then steamed to provide a deep penetrating warmth whilst stimulating the body to detoxify and heal itself. The warm herbal compresses are made up of a blend of up to 20 traditional Thai herbs (including turmeric, camphor, tamarind, lemongrass and kaffir lime) renowned for their invigorating, purifying, tension relieving and capacity to improve respiration and soothe general aches and pains.

It is quite an experience to feel the deeply relaxing, penetrating heat from the hot herbal compresses the use of the blended herbs has been scientifically and medically proven to be of benefit to the body’s wellbeing. Thai Style hot herbal compress Therapy makes you feel deeply relaxed, whilst providing a feeling of being cleansed and purified, the treatment allows you to let go of all the stress and tensions that are held within the body.

Thai Foot Massage

Thai Foot Massage involves hands on stretching and graceful two handed palm movements, stretches, circular massage and thumb pressure up to and just above the knee, along with the optional use of a special Thai stick made out of teak to stimulate the reflex points. There is no need to undress as it only requires that shoes and socks/tights/stockings be removed.

Benefits include:

  • A general increase in energy
  • An opening of the meridians & blocked areas of the body
  • Relief of pain and muscle tension
  • Better and more sound sleep
  • Improved lymph and blood circulation
  • An increase in flexibility
  • The nervous system is balanced
  • Deep relaxation Improved mood and mental clarity
  • Stress Relief
Oil / Aromotherapy Massage

Thai oil massage specifically works to stimulate the flow of energy and unblock meridian (sen) lines so that the body can rebalance and clear negative energy and fully recharge itself. Thai oil massage involves deep, firm pressure and rolling and stretching movements using palms, thumbs, elbows and knees and the application of warmed Dosha oils. An invigorating, rhythmic massage, it follows the style of traditional Thai massage. This massage follows eastern and Ayurvedic traditions adapted perfectly for the western environment and is usally performed on a table.

As this is an oil massage, you will be required to remove your outer clothing.  Please ensure that you are wearing suitable undergarments to avoid unnecessary embarassment.  Thai Orchid has a variety of aromatherapy oils available for you to choose from for your session.

Benefits of Thai Oil Massage:

  • Increases flexibility
  • Relaxation
  • Reduce stress
  • Releases blocked energy and tension
Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage has been practised in India for over a thousand years as part of everyday family life as a form of grooming.  Indian head massage was brought to the west by Narendra Mehta in the 1970′s and the therapy was extended to include the face, ears, neck, shoulders and upper arms.

Indian Head Massage works on areas affected by mental and emotional stress. In Western culture today we spend much of our time in our heads, so this treatment can really help to calm the mind and is surprisingly deeply relaxing. Working with a firm and gentle rhythm it helps to relieve muscular discomfort and tension as well as calming the spirit and aiding relaxation, it also improves circulation in the head, enhances the senses and promotes clear thinking.

The massage usually begins with the upper back, where a combination of deep massage and pressure points help to relax the muscles and to loosen and melt knots. Moving through the shoulders and upper arms further releases the common spots for holding stress and tension, and then working deeply into the neck where tension accumulates relieves headaches and improves cerebral spinal fluid circulation. Moving up to the scalp, techniques are used that stimulate, relax and revive the whole of the head, increasing circulation and promoting healthy hair. Finally the treatment may include a gentle face massage with techniques that help circulation, skin tone, and sinus and headache problems.

Indian Head Massage will soothe away stress and tension, leaving you relaxed, revitalised and re-energised. This is a very popular treatment, perfect for promoting a calm mind, a stress-free body and for maintaining optimum health.

This therapy can be performed without oils with the client sitting and fully clothed (although a light t-shirt or vest is best suited for the treatment).

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage uses soothing oils, warm basalt and sometimes cold marble stones to relax your muscles, allowing for a deeper and more intense all-over massage.

In hot stone therapy, your therapist applies smooth, water-heated basalt stones to key points on your body. This direct heat relaxes your muscles, which means that the massage itself is more effective and intense than it would be otherwise. The size of the stones varies, according to which part of the body your therapist is treating.

It is generally accepted that alternating treatments of warmth and cold are beneficial, and help to soothe an aching body. What we often need to do is combine both hot and cold. There’s a method behind the apparent madness of leaping from a toasty sauna into an icy pool: hot stone therapy uses the same principle. Heat expands the blood vessels, cold constricts them.

The combination of relaxing warmth and refreshing coolness is thought to encourage the body to detox and heal, increasing lymph flow and helping to flush out waste. With the addition of heat, your body becomes relaxed in a much shorter space of time, and your therapist can focus on a deep working of the tissues using both the stones and her hand strokes.

History

History of Thai Massage

Thai Massage is a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. It has been practiced for centuries in Far East and Thailand. It is a deep tissue massage using no oils as do many Western Massages. Thai Massage incorporates the use of hands, thumbs, elbows, forearms, knees and feet to manipulate various body zones with acupressure, deep muscle compression, yoga, stretching, joint mobilization and reflexology. The massage focuses on the muscoskeletal system ( the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues ). It is especially beneficial for those who find themselves stiff, sore or tired from over exertion in work or sports. A Thai Massage will leave the client feeling totally refreshed and invigorated. The body will benefit from the release of tension, restoration of vitality and allows the free flow of the bodies energy. It improves circulation, flexibility and muscle tone as well as encouraging lymphatic functions to help detoxify the body.

Successive kings promoted and developed native, natural massage techniques even though it was mainly focused in the family. The art of massage has been passed down through the family practitioners over the generations. Today it is very popular both in Thailand and throughout the developed world.

Wat Pho MuralsAmong the Thai people, Wat Pho is well known as the first university of Thailand. It was King Rama III (1824-1851) who ordered the renovation of the temple, and made the temple the centre of knowledge by having the temple walls covered with numerous stone tablets inscribed with writings about various branches of knowledge, so that the knowledge could be spread more widely and easily.

The king also ordered the attachment of pictures of traditional Thai massage showing various channels and points on the human body, and the placement of statues of Yoga postures and 317 marble slabs bearing 1,100 formulae of curative herbal medicines in the temple. As a result, Wat Pho became an appropriate place for providing knowledge on traditional Thai massage and a school for teaching this subject was opened over 40 years ago, being the first school of this kind in Thailand.

Wat Pho’s Thai Traditional Medical and Massage School offers courses on Thai Traditional Medicine and Practice, Thai Herbal Drugs and Thai Traditional Massage.

Contact

Here's how you can find us

Opening Hours
  • Monday-Friday…………11am to 7pm
  • Saturday…………………10am to 6pm
  • Sunday……………………Closed
Address

We are located very close to Monkseaton Metro station, which is just 7 miles East of Newcastle. There is lots of free parking outside of our shop and in the surrounding streets.

  • 38 Front Street
  • Monkseaton
  • Whitley Bay
  • Tyne and Wear
  • NE25 8DF
  • Telephone: 0191 253 5359
  • http:// www.thaiorchidspa.com