Tag Archives: Thai Massage

Chiang Mai 2019 – first report

I’m writing this in a hostel in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. I’m here to take further training in Thai massage with Ajahn (Master) Suwat at Thara Massage. I called about coming in January about the start of … Continue reading

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 Thai Cookery Day

The last time I stayed in Chiang Mai I would often be walking past the Asia Scenic cookery school on my way back from massage school or on my way to get something to eat.  Whatever they were doing in … Continue reading

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Rocking and Rhythm in Thai Massage

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending another five day course at MUDITA School of Thai Yoga Massage  near Liverpool Street in London.  The theme was Rocking and Rhythm in Thai Massage taught by Ralf Marzen. … Continue reading

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Thai massage website launch

It’s here – finally!  My new website for traditional Thai massage in Tonbridge, Kent, is up and running.  I’ve put a link at the top of this blog or you can visit directly by visiting. http://www.massagewithmike.com Since receiving my first … Continue reading

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Physician Heal Thyself!

Just to make it clear: I’m not a Physician.  At least not in a Western sense.  But this week something was going wrong in my own body.  Laying in bed overnight on Monday I could feel some sciatic pain in … Continue reading

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Thai Massage for Lower Back Pain

We are just back from a week’s holiday in Mallorca.  Getting a tan to top up the feel-good of summer before the winter has us bogged down in heavy clothes and sinking into a more contemplative phase.  Hence my delayed … Continue reading

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Massage Photo Shoot – second batch

Following the photo shoot in July with Hanri she sent me a few photos before going away.  On her return she went through the remainder and I now have the full set.  There are some great shots.  I’ve put a … Continue reading

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Photo Shoot 2

I was going to add the initial sample of photos that Hanri sent to me recently to the previous post. However, looking at them I think they deserve a post on their own. Awesome is a much used word these … Continue reading

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Oriental Wisdom or Danger?

There is an interesting technique in Thai massage called ‘opening the wind gate’.  In English it is often referred to as a ‘blood stop’.  This sounds dramatic, whereas it is a very calming technique.  Pichest, my Thai teacher simply refers … Continue reading

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