Unique Thai massage and spa is now open in Hull
Siam Laai Thai Massage & Spa has opened in Newland Avenue. Pictured are Anpaktita Ulliott and Pad Keith
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 7 May 2018
A unique Thai massage and spa has opened in west Hull.
The Siam Laai Thai Massage & Spa has opened in Newland Avenue and is run by Anpaktita Ulliott and Pad Keith. Mrs Ulliott, the widow of Hull's prestigious poker player David "Devilfish" Ulliott, says her husband would have been very proud of her new venture.
She said: "Ever since I came to Hull I wanted to open the spa, but then I was busy looking after Dave when he was ill and I had Lucy (the couple's daughter) to care for too.
"Now she is older I decided this would be the best time.
"He would have been very proud of me and he always liked a massage."
Thai massage is unique as it is usually performed with the person wearing loose fitting clothing while laying on a cotton mat on the floor. No oils or lotions are used and sessions usually last at least 90 minutes.
The practitioners combine yoga stretches, muscle massage and stimulation of the meridians using acupressure and manipulation of body joints.
Siam Laai Thai Massage & Spa has opened in Newland Avenue
Some techniques require therapists to use their feet, elbows, and knees in addition to their hands.
Mrs Ulliott said: "We would like to represent and welcome all Hull people to know about Thai traditional massage in its pure and original Thai style."
Believed to be thousands of years old, traditional Thai massage is an authentic healing art and unique form of body therapy developed to treat illnesses and maintain health and well-being.
It is also used in the treatment of muscular-skeletal problems, internal medical conditions, neurological complaints and emotional distress.
Benefits include increased mobility, blood circulation, muscle relaxation, mind and body concentration and detoxification of the body.