Thai massage is an ancient, energetic and deeply physical bodywork done fully-clothed. A combination of slow, rhythmic, mindful compressions, stretching, pulling and twisting of the body elicit deep muscular, emotional, and energetic releases. Leave in a blissful state of calm with enlivened mind-body awareness that ripples throughout.
Our very talented Thai massage therapist Meagan Pelletier spent much of her last 2 summers in Thailand studying and honing her skills in this art form.
“I can still remember how I felt after receiving thai massage for the first time. It was a perfect balance of feeling light yet grounded body and mind. I knew after that first treatment I needed to learn thai bodywork. Five years later I see the same look of being light and grounded in my client’s after Thai massage and it still amazes me!
As a massage and yoga practitioner I learned early on the importance of teachers being deeply rooted in knowledge and life experience. My journey has led me to some truly gifted teachers that help me thrive personally as well as professionally. Over the past year I’ve been studying in Thailand with an incredible Thai massage teacher in an effort to gain more knowledge and skill in my practice. The residual affect of my training was a deep level of personal healing and self knowledge. I began to understand how little time I spent in the present and the result of that was feeding my monkey mind. The constant back and forth thinking of past and future was creating blocks for growth and expanding my knowledge as well as creating unnecessary suffering.
I studied one-on-one with my teacher for a month learning to move slowly moment to moment. Some days I cried and felt like I would never get out of my own way, other days I was able to stay present and listen to my guide. My experience with my teacher goes far beyond words and I’m truly grateful to have her love and guidance. When I returned home I felt like a kid who just had her training wheels taken off of her bike and was riding downhill for the first time. In these scary moments I can hear my teacher saying “Don’t give up, Meagan.”
I can share with you all the amazing techniques I learned while I was in Thailand, but the truth is my own personal healing was the greatest blessing of this journey. Learning to stay present is a constant lesson and being a Thai therapist reminds me to move moment to moment in practice as well as in life. I can feel the shift in my practice since my return and it reminds me that my teacher is always with me guiding me step by step. There’s a lightness in my own body and mind when I do bodywork that comes from practicing as well as receiving.
I am so grateful to share this experience with my clients and help them on their journey as my teacher had helped me.”