Studying Thai Massage In Chiang Mai, Thailand

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itm-thai-massage-schoolAs we’re entering the last week of October, many of you may be busy raking leaves or planning the perfect Halloween costume. However, in my free-time I’ve been daydreaming of weekend elephant treks, scuba diving in the Andaman Sea, and sipping fresh coconut water on white-sand beaches. This is because in just two short weeks, I’ll be traveling half-way around the word to Thailand to continue my studies in traditional Thai massage.

Thai massage is an ancient form of bodywork consisting primarily of rhythmic compressions and assisted stretches. Counter to how bodywork is practiced in the West, thai massage is usually performed fully-clothed, on the ground, and without lotions or oils. It has recently grown in popularity throughout the West and is often referred to as “Thai yoga massage” because of it’s heavy emphasis on yoga-like stretches. I’ve already begun working some elements of Thai massage into my bodywork sessions and plan to begin offering traditional Thai sessions soon. If you’re interested in being a test subject, just let me know.

So the upside (for me) is that for the better part of a month I’ll be taking weekend elephant treks, scuba diving in the Andaman Sea, and sipping fresh coconut water on white-sand beaches (in addition to “studying”, of course). The downside (for you) is that for most of November, I won’t be available for bodywork. Many of you have already come by the new studio and taken advantage of my current special. If you’ve been planning to book a massage, I suggest you do so soon while there’s still space before my trip. Otherwise, I’ll see you in December.

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