Saanti Massage Studio – Thai Yoga Massage by Melissa Chaffin, LMT

Welcome to Saanti Massage Studio!

The dream of Saanti Massage Studio started in September of 2012 as I started to explore my passion of serving caregivers and those they care for.  Now my practice has expanded to embrace the senior population and caring for the ever changing idiosyncrasies of the aging body.

Not so coincidentally I was led to Thai Yoga Massage (TYM) as a very therapeutic technique that includes a combination of assisted (passive) stretching, movement and running energy lines.  TYM is about creating awareness, openings and space.   TYM is also known as the “lazy man’s yoga” – as the massage therapist is doing yoga for the receiver.

The benefits include increased range of motion, improved balance, relaxation, stress reduction, muscle tension release, improved circulation and increased energy.

Over the last several years I have developed a 30 minute full body stretch for people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.   This stretch has proven very effective in reducing rigidity and improving mobility resulting in more independence.

I work out of my home studio, but have table and can travel!

Stretching is a natural and comfortable thing that every person can do – no matter where they are today.  Look at your cat or your dog.  The first thing they do when they get up is to s-t-r-e-t-c-h!   Stretching prevents injury, improves performance and just feels good!    The benefits of passive stretching are exponentially good and cumulative!  This is personal for me as I am one of the physically stiffest persons I know!

Saanti is also pleased to have added a Class IV cold laser our menu.  Cold laser is totally non invasive, pain free way to stimulate healing on a deep cellular level.   Cold Laser Therapy has been used by professional sports teams to accelerate healing for a decade – and now it is available to you.   This modality can compliment physical therapy and can be used post surgically to stimulate healing.

I look forward to sharing my practice with you!

All is well

Melissa, LMT

Reiki Master