Cynthia has just completed a 2 month Thai Yoga training course in Chiang Mai Thailand and is now a Certified Thai Yoga Therapeutics Practitioner.
Along with her training included An overview of the 3 basic massage lines and 10 Major Sen (energy) Lines, Herbal Treatment and Steambath, and 60 hours of Therapeutic Massage Techniques where they practiced over 20 protocols for the most common ailments. Therapeutic Sessions include Breathing techniques for the practitioner and patient, alignment, and the use of Thai Pressure Points for relieving Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Leg and ankle pain or displacement due to previous or even unknown injuries. She also offers treatments for Migraines, Menstruation pain, Stomach issues, wrist, hand and finger problems.
Cynthia studies at The Sunshine Massage School in Chiang Mai Thailand. Sunshine Massage School was Founded by the Western Teacher, Yogi and Buddhist Monk, Asokananda (Harald Brust). Asokanada believed that one should approach a more holistic and homeopathic cure for common ailments, turning to exercise and nutrition, and plant based remedies instead of the expensive “Miracle cures” found in chemical composed pills in the West. Arriving in Asia during the mid 1980’s he found that most Easterners could not afford Western Medicine and that in Villages in Thailand they were practicing the healing Art of Thai Massage to keep fit and healthy which was unseen by the City folk who had only seen the ancient Art of Thai Massage being diminished and lost to Prostitution in the Big City Brothels..
Asokananda was the first Westerner to write a Published book about Thai Massage “The art of Traditional Thai Massage” (1990, Ed. Duang Kamol) It was the first book ever written about the art of massage even in Thailand, where it arose the interest about this healing practice which unfortunately was, at the time, only known to a few real masters.
Thai Yoga Therapeutics is based on a 2500 year old Healing System founded by The Ayurvedic Doctor from India known as Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha. Jivaka was a close friend of the Buddha and the physician of the Buddhist Sangha to which the Buddha overseen. This type of healing Massage along with Buddhism is believed to have arrived in Thailand as early as the 3rd or 2nd century B.C. It is unknown whether there was any native form of massage in the region before that time and is also unknown how much Chinese concepts of Acupuncture, Acupressure or other traditional medicine influenced the practice of Massage in Thailand.
Thai Massage is also known as Thai Yoga Therapeutics and its traditional Thai name “Nuad Boran” meaning “Ancient Massage”
Cynthia will be returning from her SouthEastern Asian Adventures in November and is Pre-booking Appointments now.