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  • Accolades

    Studying in Thailand is a vibrant, inspiring blend of traditional healing therapies, harmonious chanting, warm and friendly people, spicy food, meditative practice, temples, incense and a sense of community with practitioners from all over the world.  With Paul’s support and caring guidance, we were invited …

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  • Thai Bodywork Poses

    We’ve offered a few random pictures here to give you some idea of what Thai Bodywork looks like.   This compression in prone position helps relax the peronial muscles and takes pressure off the knee and ankle.   Stretching the hamstring with a bent knee …

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  • Our Teacher

    Ajahn Pichest Boonthumme Ajahn means revered teacher in Thai.  And certainly, Pichest Boonthumme is a master in the true sense of the word. When Paul Fowler went to Thailand in 1999, looking to study Thai massage, he got more than he could have imagined when …

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  • Our Team

    Paul Fowler Director, Co-Founder and Lead Instructor *RTT Instructor Level Paul Fowler was named the “Best Thai Massage Therapist in Chicago” by Chicago magazine in 2005. Featured in Time Out Chicago, Fox News, WGN morning news, and public television, he is a 2001 graduate of …

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    Have You Booked?

    For those interested in coming to Thailand; we have a travel agent whom we work with named Christopher Wiengsukphaiboon.  He is Thai but lives and works here in Chicago.  He’s worked with people from our last two trips and he’s been very helpful.  His number …

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    Life Death Life . . .

    There are two reflections that I find the most important when trying to shift our perception of the world. The importance of turning our focus away from the daily drama, unfulfilled expectations, and moment by moment obstacles that are unrelenting despite our desperate desire to …

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    Curiosity – Part Two

    I want to expand upon the idea of Curiosity in the meditation practice. I want to backtrack and ask the fundamental question, why am I meditating to begin with? And how does Compassionate Curiosity fit in? What’s my intention? Is it to free my mind …

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    Curiousity – Part One

    Compassionate Innocent Curiosity – Some Thoughts That Came Up This Morning In my meditation practice this morning, an idea, word, thought ran through my head numerous times. The word. . . Curiosity. I will add to it now. . atorvastatin price. “innocent curiosity”. Though I …

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    Weight of the Hand

    The last time in Thailand, Pichest came up to Michelle as she was working on someone and stopped her and said, “weight of the hand.  That’s all.” That idea has informed my practice these days.  The weight of the hand (and arm) is all I …

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    Soft Touch

    Thai massage is often associated with strong physical work, both for the Giver and the Receiver.  Traditionally, Thai touch tends to be fairly aggressive and assertive.  Sometimes stretches are quick and deep or just deep and painful.  Sometimes compressions are quick and deep or just …

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