Borrowed from the phrase “Pay it Forward,” the #TouchItForward movement encourages individuals to engage in a practice that many of us Westerners have forgotten — human contact. [Read more…]
This is something I ponder frequently, and the concepts around how one would attain balance, or in the case of Thai Massage, facilitate balance in others. If we put ourselves into the context of Thai massage for right now, this conversation can be extrapolated outwards from there. [Read more…]
The practice of Metta Bhavana, or loving-kindness meditation, cultivates an emotional warmth that can be shared with clients through the art of Thai massage. [Read more…]
Intuition seems to be an all-encompassing term/explanation for anything we don’t fully understand. Anything that we can’t logically explain within our current knowledge base becomes an “intuitive-hit”. Now don’t get me wrong, I do believe in divine intuitions and gut feelings, absolutely. But I also think the vast majority of what we term as intuition is simply a set of relationships that on some level we do understand, but not well enough to be able to explain it.
Thai massage targets both the mind and the body in order to keep you lucid, limber, and healthy. Here are some common muscle ailments, along with the ways that this unique program can help you avoid them. [Read more…]
Stereotyped as a “recreational activity,” Thai massage is often overlooked as a credible method of therapy. If you look beyond the stereotype, however, you can discover all of its unique benefits.
Stress is an inevitable part of modern life, and its effects can permeate far deeper than you might realize. Read on to learn about how stress can affect you in ways you didn’t even expect. [Read more…]
Sometimes, life’s demands get so unmanageable that we end up stressed out, worn out, and miserable. Seize mental clarity and reclaim your equilibrium with this do-it-yourself guide to stress reduction.
As someone who consistently aims to help others release tension not just in the short term but in the long-run too, it requires that I look at daily movement patterns and posture, as well as past injuries. [Read more…]
It’s not just Groupon, it’s any large-scale deal websites.
The reason I’m asking you all to avoid these kinds of deals is because as a profession, the long-term use of such deals devalues the entire field of massage and bodywork. Why would anyone pay full price for a treatment when you could follow the deal sites around continuously for crazy savings like 80% off?! The more we use them, the more they’ll pop up everywhere. Considering more than our wallets, we take into account the value we’re placing on our therapists/practitioners as well as our own health. Do you think the therapists get paid from a deal like that? Likely it makes them just enough money to pay the rent for their massage space – maybe not even that. [Read more…]