Thai Massage in Thailand

I'd heard about the Old Medicine Hospital from teachers of Thai massage that I had studied with here in the states. Really good teachers who had studied there and seemed to really know their stuff. While I had learned a lot from them I had always hoped that I would one day make it to Chiang Mai, Thailand to study at the source.   Northern Style Thai massage (called Nuad Boram in Thai) is an ancient system of bodywork originating in Chiang Mai. It combines practitioner assisted Yoga … [Read more...]

What is Gua Sha?

  The first time I heard of gua sha was at an Asian bodywork therapy convention in 1999. A woman named Arya Nielson showed us how it was done and we practiced on each other. I was fascinated by the technique and loved the results but figured it would be hard to convince clients to try it. Describing it makes it sound like it would hurt. And then when you see it, it certainly looks like it would. I rarely practiced it with clients but made a habit of trading sessions with a couple of my … [Read more...]