Join us for a relaxed and fun session where Kocoon’s co-founder Maika Endo will give a short introduction to Traditional Northern Style Thai Massage, focusing on its benefits and the dos and don’ts in a Thai Yoga massage.
Participants will learn a 10 minute sequence to immediately release tension in their upper back and shoulders, perfect after a long day in front of a computer!
Cover: 50RMB | person - Free for people who will join our Massage class this month or previous massage class participants. Thai herbal tea and Thai desserts will be offered.
AS SPACE IS LIMITED RSVP IS REQUIRED by Nov.30th NOON.
- Morning introduction: Monday, December 1, 10:30am-11:45am
- Evening introduction: Monday, December 1, 6:45pm-8:00pm
Space is limited to so book your spot now by emailing community [at] kocoonspalounge.com
What is Thai Yoga Massage?
"Traditional Thai massage uses no oils or lotions, and the recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and client, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked in order to clear energy blockages and relieve tension. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of the recipient. Identifying features of traditional Thai massage are integrated yoga postures which are performed on the recipient. Through assisted yoga, the body is stretched in ways that are difficult to attain through individual exercise and yoga practice." Thai Healing Alliance International.
Passionate about wellness from a young age, Maika was initially trained in Shiatsu massage by the Kimura Shiatsu Institute in Tokyo in 2006. Shiatsu is characterized by finger and palm pressure, stretching, and other massage techniques along the body's meridians. In 2013, she traveled to a small village outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand for a course in NUAD BO RARN, Northern Thai Yoga Massage, a similar discipline to Shiatsu. Maika was certified as a Traditional Thai Yoga Massage Therapist at Baan Hom Samunphrai, which was accredited by the Thai Ministry of Education and the Thai Ministry of Health. She recently supplemented her studies with an advanced course at Loikroh Traditional Thai Massage & Yoga School in Chiang Mai in October 2014.