New This Fall: Thai Massage Intensive Certificate

After taking some time to revamp the Thai massage training program, I have established a new course: the Thai Massage Intensive. This program takes the already well-established material from the Thai 1 level course and merges some of the most important information from Thai 2. The end result is a program that gives students a complete foundation for a strong Thai massage practice. To improve the learning experience, the class will be limited to 6 students, increasing the amount of contact time with each student and the depth of feedback. I am also…Read more …

A recent study shows relief of the symptoms of scleroderma with the application of Thai Massage

A 2013 study in co-operation with Khon Kaen university, Thailand has demonstrate effectiveness of Traditional Thai Massage on patients with systemic scleroderma, one variation of a pathology that can cause severe contracture of the body's connective tissues, particularly in the hands and forearms. The condition can vary from mild to severe and deforming and is often difficult to treat because it is considered an auto-immune reaction somewhat similar to rheumatoid arthritis. In the study, patients were given two weeks of daily home treatments (in this case, relatives administered the Thai Massage protocols), In a…Read more …
8 Ways Thai Massage is Unique… and Beautiful

8 Ways Thai Massage is Unique… and Beautiful

Over the last ten years as a Thai Massage practitioner in Ottawa and Montreal, I've gotten a lot interesting reactions when I try to explain what I do. The first question I get is usually "how is it different that traditional massage?". I try to resist the urge to talk about how Swedish massage is a relatively new massage system, drawn from Chinese Tui Na Massage, a much older tradition. That usually just gets blank stares and makes me seem pretentious. I decided to make a list to share with clients and others. Makes for…Read more …