Until the art of Thai massage proliferates around the globe as it has in Thailand, we will need to learn a few basic techniques. My job is to teach them to you, so that you can treat yourself and those you love.
Thai massage for the neck, face and head uses acupressure, like the beautiful thumb work shown below, and stretching to release blocked energy in the sen, or meridians, of your head.
Let's take the first step. Right here. Right now. Drop your chin to your chest (crunch, crunch!). Take a deep breath. Now, interlace your fingers, thumbs down, and gently squeeze the beefy muscles on either side of your neck. Find something tight? Linger there, open your jaw and wiggle you head a bit while you maintain that lovely thumb pressure.
Knowing specifically where to apply pressure is key. I will show you. You will be the most popular guest at the next family reunion if you share your new Thai massage gifts with others. Don't be shy! Remember, in my Thai family if more than two people are in a room, one of them is getting a little Thai massage.
Come learn with me on Saturday, September 28th for a three-hour Heavenly Head Massage class. Together we will explore simple postures from Reusri Dat Ton, an ancient form of Thai yoga, which release neck tension. And, I will teach you how to locate and treat those great Thai acupressure spots.