Ancient Massage, or Thai Massage as it is commonly called today, is one of the world's oldest healing institutions.
It began in India and found its roots in medicine as part of an ascetically based religious movement, a portion of which became know as Buddhism
As Buddhism spread out from India, this healing medicine spread with it.
Early in its history it found its way to Southeast Asia and eventually to Thailand. For centuries, Thai monks performed the art of massage as one element of Thai medicine. The Thai people saw illness as an imbalance between the Body, the Mind, and the Spirit and often would seek help at the local temple and the rest, as we say, is history
Thai Massage Technique
Thai Massage is a technique used to give one a new life experience.
It works on the so called "energy lines" that run throughout the human body. As opposed to traditional Chinese medicine, which uses acupuncture to manipulate the pressure points, Thai Massage stimulates these points with a healing touch. As a result, these points endure less stress, allowing one's life energy to freely circulate throughout the body
In addition to the life energy aspects, Thai Massage also works on the physical body.
Joints are loosened and muscles are stretched from the feet to the head. This combination of energetic and physical aspects is unique to Thai Massage, and so are its effects!
Benefits of Thai Massage
"All what can be written or said is not to be believed but experienced." For those who have not yet experienced the benefits of Thai Massage, here is what you are missing
Calmness and rest
A refreshed spirit
A general increase of energy
An opening of the energy lines and blocked areas of the body
Relief for pain and muscle/joint tension
A stronger and rejuvenated body and mind
Improved blood and lymph circulation
An increase in flexibility
A balanced nervous system
Stimulation of internal organs
Leaving a Testimonial
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Monica, Costa Mesa
I have tried all types of massages for my chronic neck pain and excruciating headaches. One day I had such a bad headache, my boyfriend suggested giving Thai Massage a try. I went to Chaba in such pain, I couldn't even walk. I have to say that it has been the best massage ever! From the moment you walk in they make you feel at ease, I felt very peaceful and very relaxed. By the end of the hour I felt so much better; I realized then, that I had to stop wasting my time and money going to these "Spas" that charge you an arm and a leg for mediocrity. It does help to be a bit flexible and if you have practice yoga, and know the benefits of such, you will not regret your experience. I plan to become a regular, and highly suggest this place if you are seriously in need of therapeutic massages
I have an excellent experience with Chaba. I've been getting physical therapy for a bulging disk in my back, that I didn't know I had for years. Then, over the last couple of years I've noticed a decline in my health. Finally, getting a proper diagnosis & then physical therapy, I knew I needed more help. I'm working on a few things, but some things just upset my back & leg. I've heard people talk about Thai massage & I'm always willing. I came in & let them do what they do best. I got really deep tissue & some excellent strong acupressure in all the right places. Seriously I wanted needed someone to help me, with what I'm not able to do on my own. I will definitely go back. I like the treatment, it get's in there & really revives the body. Thank you for providing such a service 7 days a week. I'm in the service industry & I'm available 24/7, so to be able & come in & get my own health looked after is a big deal to me
Jeanne, Newport Beach
I am so thankful to have found this tiny oasis. I am a massage therapist and have received countless massages . Today I experienced the most amazing one ever. I have never felt a more thorough massage. My whole muscular-skeletal system has been affected by this treatment ---simply amazing !! I am going to be a regular. What a gift I have given myself. I cannot tell you how I appreciated this ---many thanks
My husband and I had our first Thai massage today and it was a great experience. I have had many massages in my life and this toped it all off. I will never be able to go anywhere else. The staff was kind, knowledgeable and the experience was out of this world. I can't wait to go back. Truly a wonderful experience. Thanks!
Yesterday I visited Chaba Thai Massage and I was thoroughly pleased. I was looking for an authentic Thai massage and my body felt great after my hour long session with Sun. I found Sun to be very professional and skilled at working out the stress in my muscles. I have never experienced a better or more effective massage in my life. I am hooked on Chaba Thai and I will be returning. I could feel my muscles and body loosen and my whole body relax after this massage. If you are looking for a nice, clean, professional place that is dedicated to helping you feel wonderful and refreshed, this is the place
Luke, Newport Beach
Chaba Thai Massage...a traditional Thai massage that will reach your deepest sore muscles and knots! Great massage and a great price! My massage definitely helped loosen my tight muscles...head to toe. The atmosphere is great too, everything from the smell to the decor. I will be back!
James, Newport Beach
I've never had a Thai Massage before hand. It's unlike any that you'll ever have. It truly is the best massage when done right as they stretch your body in ways you didn't think you body could move... all the while working on your body's tension through massage. I only had an hour long treatment and I've since learned that for a proper Thai Massage, you need 2 1/2 to 3 hours. So I plan on going back next week to prepare my body for a Half-Ironman Triathlon that I've been training for. This time I'll ask for a 3 hour treatment. Not only is the treatment wonderful... the ladies are all very kind and helpful. The prices by the hour are also much more affordable than other places that don't even give your body the amazing stretch of the Thai Massage. Stretching your body on a normal basis is critical to avoiding injury... so it makes perfect sense to combine it with massage! You really deserve to experience the Thai Massage. Sun (the business owner) is a wonderful lady and she will not disappoint you. Just remember to take your shoes off when you walk inside!
Henry, Newport Coast
I just wanted to give you top marks in a great Thai Massage. I have had many massages in my life due to my sports background including Thai style which has been sorely missing from the OC Area. Well NO MORE! This place is very clean with a polite staff. Reasonably priced too. The masseuses really know the fine points of how and when to apply pressure - no rookies here! This is not some lame rub down but a REAL therapeutic session from people who know how to give a massage. Even my girl friend who had never had this style of massage was surprised at the effort/focus that was put into the sore spots by the staff. This is going to be a regular stop for me - no more driving up to Hollywood for a real Thai Massage!!!
Lisa, Costa Mesa
Chaba Thai was a surprise find and exceeded my expectations. I've been to Thailand and Sun gave a better massage than any one I had in Thailand. I left feeling relaxed, yet invigorated and ready to go! From the first stretch to the green tea they serve at the end, the whole experience was perfect! As a bonus, they sell Thai products and the spa smells wonderful. I look forward to going back and sharing this with friends. Thank you Chaba!
Sara, San Francisco
While visiting my parents here in Newport Beach I decided to get a massage. Having no idea where to go I searched the internet and found Chaba. I had an amazing Thai massage and herbal treatment from Sun and I feel wonderful and truly helped by the services I received. I am a massage therapist myself and I can say that this is some of the best bodywork I have ever had. Sun, and everyone I met there was kind, compassionate and made me feel right at home in their beautiful massage sanctuary. I will make it a point to see them again whenever I am back in the area. Thank you everyone, you are awesome!
Kelly, Laguna Beach
Take a trip to Thailand without leaving Orange County! My first visit to Chaba Thai ruined me for every place else! I have been several times, and have been bringing my friends to share the experience and my great find! They are skilled therapists that know how to provide a fantastic experience, while matching their therapy and approach to your specific needs. The Thai "Herb Ball" is a must try! Actually, whatever they suggest, go for it! The service is fantastic, and the staff is friendly. Go once, and you'll never go anyplace else!
Jerry, Costa Mesa
I just had a massage at your Costa Mesa spa and I feel great. My sore muscles are healed and relaxed. I have been exercising with weights and all my muscles were tight and sore but your relaxing atmosphere and great service made me feel like a million dollars. I will recommend you to all my friends and come back soon. Thank you!
Anne, Costa Mesa
I highly recommend Chaba Thai Massage and Spa. The Massages are extremely effective, the People are kind and the Rooms are very pretty, spotlessly clean and induce a good calm feeling. I chose to spend a few hours on my birthday there and was treated like a princess. I look forward to making this a weekly stop
Marco, Costa Mesa
The stretching and yoga'ish aspects of the Thai massage is what made me a believer. Couple that with the combination of their Swedish massage and you'll be back for more real soon. Peaceful, relaxing, extremely comfortable...truly a wonderful experience. Thanks!
Simone, Newport Beach
This was the first time I ever had a Thai massage and I have to say that it was an incredible experience. I will definitely go back. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is very relaxing. I would highly recommend it to everyone!!!
Virginia, Aliso Viejo
My first visit to Chaba Thai was this week. I have had MANY massages for my lower back pain and I could not believe how different and wonderful this type of massage was compared with the traditional American massage therapies! Incredible relief of my sciatica pain! You must try the "Herb Ball", so natural in herbalism and a wonderful application. I am now convinced that this is a far better way to achieve relaxation and relief of pain
Simon, London, UK
I had a wonderful massage today. Excellent treatment, friendly staff, and a lovely calm atmosphere. I would highly recommend it to anyone
John, Costa Mesa
If you are serious about your massage, don't miss this one. I beleive I have tried every therapeutic massage/spa in the Coastal Orange County area seeking relief for chronic pain associated with fractured/fused T-11 thru L-1 and lumbar-sacral stenosis. I rate C-TM as right there with theraputic massages (body, foot, and spirit) I have had in Thailand. This spa is clean. Authentic furnishings, soothing sounds and aromas combine with fully staffed, first class therapists who provide unrushed custom massage. C-TM has filled a void here in OC
Frank, Newport Beach
I am a bit of a massage snob. Thai-chaba has provided key elements for a wonderful experience: Professional highly- trained therapists along with relaxing and inviting massage rooms. I have never once felt like the therapist is rushed. I feel like the therapists genuinely care about providing a deep therapeutic experience. I highly encourage anyone that appreciates the value of a high-quality massage to give Thai-chaba an opportunity to heal! Wishing you continued success... I am a believer
Felson, Long Beach
I have chronic back pain and recurring pain in my shoulder. I've tried other therapies and massage parlors--but I was never satisfied with the results. At Chaba Thai massage they listened to me--actually took the time to find out what areas of my body were bothering me--They worked those areas that your specifically bothering me and I felt significant relief--I have set up a regular program with them and I can't recommend them enough
Doug, Anaheim Hills
This was my first ever massage, I enjoyed it so much I am sorry I waited for so long to try this. The atmosphere was just like being in Thailand. I will definitely be back
I have been a client of Chaba-Thai massage & spa since it opened and the staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Being a long distance runner, having a talented massage therapist is priceless. The environment is always soothing and relaxing and I always feel great after visiting and look forward to the next appointment
Jeff, Costa Mesa
I have had a ton of massages (having been a massage therapist myself for several years), and I have never experienced an Authentic Thai Massage (the interior decoration is even Thai). I am totally hooked on Thai massage now, and am going once a month. As a professional, I completely recommend that you go to Chaba Thai Massage & Spa
Traditional Thai Massage
Traditional Thai massage is an ancient system of healing with its root in yoga. A fluidly blends gentle rocking, rhythmic, acupressure, twist, assisted stretches and meditation to relax and revitalize body and mind
Experience pure relaxation with a Swedish massage, which incorporates light to medium pressure, long strokes and kneading to reduce tension, soothe sore muscles and stimulate circulation
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage helps stimulate circulation and achieve deep muscle penetration. Following this technique your therapist will concentrate on relieving muscular tension and spasms due to stress, work or athletic activities. This massage uses slow strokes and direct pressure that follow or go across the grain of tight layers of deep muscle tissue
A Foot Massage is one of the most unbelievably relaxing experiences that one could ever have! By massaging the feet one can stimulate and improve the circulation to heal many conditions in the body
(per 1/2 hour)$40.00
Combination massage combines the benefits of the invigorating Thai massage and the relaxing Swedish massage. Excellent for chronic pain!
Improve and revitalize your skin's texture with an exfoliating body scrub while leaving your skin with a polished glow
The Traditional Thai Herb Ball contains a blend of many Thai herbs, including plai, ginger, lemongrass, turmeric and cumin all wrapped in Thai cotton. When applied to the body with heat and pressure, the essential oils from these herbs are transferred to the skin, thus reducing muscular tension and increasing blood circulation, as well as, improving skin appearance
With any Massage Treatment$40.00
Hot Stone Therapy
Hot stone therapy involves using water-heated stones on key points of the body. This relaxes your body and opens you to the full benefits of a subsequent massage. The use of hot stone therapy can help people with various physical problems, including muscular aches, poor circulation, arthritis, Fibromyalgia, MS, back pain, stress, anxiety, tension insomnia and depression
With any Massage Treatment$30.00
We also sell many Thai Massage related products. These include, but not limited to, candles with decorative holders, Tiger Balm, soothing Thai music CDs, and Thai massage clothing
(per Hour )$90.00
Is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete's sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.
We are open most holidays but please call in advance to find out.
With it's Traditional Thai decor and furnishings, along with its relaxing Thai music and complimentary green tea, Chaba Thai Massage & Spa provides its customers with an atmosphere of actually being in Thailand without leaving the country. Couple this atmosphere with the relaxation of a Traditional Thai Massage and it will be an experience you won't soon forget!...Experience pure relaxation with a Swedish massage, which incorporates light to medium pressure, long strokes and kneading to reduce tension, soothe sore muscles and stimulate circulation