This two-hour class is a joyous romp through the world of healing touch as it is known in Thailand. You may find yourself being gently pulled into a glorious twist or perhaps you will be therapeutically sitting on someone’s leg. You read that right. In Thai massage, we like to sit on people, walk on people, and stretch them out in all kinds of ways. This class will not only teach you how to give and receive this unusual and amazing form of bodywork, but you will learn some relaxing meditation techniques and a little about the history and culture of Thailand as well. So the next time you walk into a Thai restaurant, you will be able to greet your hosts in Thai and thank them for the delicious meal and give them a Thai massage!
Join Paul Fowler, director of Blue Lotus Thai Healing Studies, in this high-spirited adventure into the world of Thai-style therapeutic touch. Paul first went to Thailand to study Thai massage in 1999 and has been going back nearly every year since. He has been teaching since 2005 and founded Blue Lotus with Paul Weitz in 2007. He runs two six month programs a year in Chicago and teaches smaller workshops as well. He organizes and runs a three week trip to Thailand every year for anyone who wants to dive into the world of traditional Thai medicine and massage in the motherland
Optional Thai lunch at Bangkok Village in Downtown Naperville to follow.