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  • Making Som Tum

    This is a short 4 minute video on how to make som tum, a wonderful northern Thai dish that I make for my students during our annual Blue Lotus holiday party for all our graduates. Click here to watch the deliciousness!

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    Exploring the Meaning of Santutthi

    The Pali word Santutthi is the teaching of contentment with what one has. It is the polar opposite of the English word Consumerism that is the teaching of never being content with what one has. Around 45 years ago in Thailand, the government drafted their …

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    Blue Lotus is Going To Thailand Again!!! No Experience Necessary!

    Our next three week Adventure in Thailand is February 20-March 15.  Join us for this one in a lifetime opportunity to learn and experience Thai healing in the motherland.  Check out last years trip on our blog to get a sense about what it’s all …

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    Our Partners

      Thai Blossom Chicago Thai Blossom is a Thai massage studio located in Lincoln Park and Buena Park. Check out the website for more information and to book a treatment. Read More  Visit Site   Chicago Oneness Center We are thrilled to be moving to our …

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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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    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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